The history novel ‘Virgin and the Crab’ first few pages

The scene: Tudor England, July 1550.

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'Here, miraculously it may seem to other men, he perceives or imagines he perceives the events of history, enacted by mortals as seen from the vault of heaven. Here, in his mind’s eye the story of humanity is unfolded - and we shall share these visions with him for a while.'
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