The female Chaucer

As the fallout from the Black Death threw England into turmoil, a woman with a man's name produced a piece of literature so beautiful that it still resonates with readers across the world today. Janina Ramirez hails Julian of Norwich

Julian of Norwich holds her famous book in a sculpture at the doors of Norwich Cathedral. (Photo by Creative Commons Wiki)

This article was first published in the September 2016 issue of BBC History Magazine 

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