Essay Topic 1
In chapter one, Mary Ahrens is watching the preparations for sending a historian named Kivrin to 1320. The policy has been not to send historians to the medieval period because of the danger to the historian. Discuss the following:
1. Speculate as to what types of danger there may be to someone time traveling back to medieval times.
2. Research the cultural milieu of England in the mid-14th century and then analyze to see if your speculations in part 1 are accurate. What else can you add to what you said in part 1?
3. After researching England of the mid-14th century, do you think it was wise of Gilchrist to approve Kivrin's travel to that era (even considering she was to arrive a good 20 years before this huge plague outbreak)? Explain your answer.
Essay Topic 2
The time this novel takes place in 2054, approximately 44 years from the present time of...
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