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Recluses, not only in these times...

18 May 2020

During these times of crisis, most of us have become shut-ins. But history shows that we are far from the only ones to stay indoors for an extended period of time.

UB staff member Wim Braakman wrote an article for our weblog Gauronica about recluses through the centuries, from Simeon the Stylite through friar Hugo, who has been living as a recluse in Warfhuizen for the last 18 years.

Friar Hugo in his vault
Friar Hugo in his vault
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