Praise and Reviews of “The Greenest Branch”

This novel is packed with information about religious practices and the political intrigues of 12th century Europe . . . yet the plot moves along at a sprightly pace. The author emphasizes a young woman’s determination to use her intelligence and talent while negotiating already-outmoded medical and religious practices. - Paula Butterfield, author of La... Continue Reading →

Hildegard of Bingen – biographical information

Hildegard of Bingen was born at the turn of the 12th century in Bermesheim, today’s Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Enclosed in a monastery as a child, she went on to become a physician, writer, and composer of music, including one of the first musical plays titled Ordo virtutum. In addition to her theological and medical writings, Hildegard... Continue Reading →

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