Diarmaid MacCulloch: St Patrick’s Purgatory, 1 August 2019
Show More St Patrick Retold: The Legend and History of Ireland’s Patron Saint by Roy Flechner.
Princeton, 320 pp., £22, March 2019, 978 0 691 18464 7Show More
“... can we recover a ‘genuine’ Patrick from our long-lost pair of texts? Many have tried. Roy Flechner seeks to unite those efforts in his own way, while also describing the saint’s encrustation of legend; all done for the general reader with commendable economy. Patrick provides some tantalisingly specific details about himself, including the ...”