7th century England: Christianity is a new force in the land and pagan rites survive in the surrounding hills and mountains. Plague sweeps across the countryside, its path marked by death and destruction. In keeping with a practice common at the time, an Anglo-Saxon warrior donates his youngest child to the monastery of Redestone, sentencing the boy to spend the rest of his life as a monk. This child, called an oblate, will grow up in the abbey knowing little of his family, his existence haunted by vague memories of a former life and the questions those memories provoke.
William Peak’s evocative images of Dark Age Britain are haunting and convincing. The Oblate’s Confession
The Oblate’s Confession