Was an innocent boy in 12th-century England brutally murdered by bloodthirsty fanatics? This book is the full manuscript of Benedictine monk Thomas of Monmouth who, in A.D. 1173, chronicled the murder of William of Norwich. Thomas claimed William, a 12-year-old tanner’s apprentice, had been ritually murdered by Jews in contempt of the Christian faith. It’s the first such account, specifically that of Jewish ritual murder of a child, in the historical record. This edition is complete and unabridged as translated by Cambridge academicians Jessopp & James in 1896.
Softcover, 170 pages, indexed, #939, $20.