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S02 E22 – Book of Hours – about 1485 to 1500

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Books of Hours such as this one were mostly only popular among the wealthy and merchant classes and contained various cycles of Christian prayers, which many believed would reduce the time spent in purgatory and help resist the temptations of sin.

Written by Krystlyn Lee
Voiced by Dakota Reed
Produced by Sean Ashcraft in cooperation with the David Owsley Museum of Art and the Ball State School of Art.

Music used in this episode:
De profundis: Setting of Psalm 129
Composed by Josquin des Prez
Performed by Weser Renaissance Bremen

Book of Hours – about 1485 to 1500 – Photo by Steve Talley

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