A Daring 14th Century Nun Faked Her Death To Avoid A Sexless Life In A Convent

February 13, 2019 - General
Gary Brannan and Sarah Rees Jones examine the note regarding Joan of Leeds in one of the archbishops’ registers.

Medieval historians working in the archives at the University of York have discovered a unique entry in an Archbishop’s register telling of a daring nun, “Joan of Leeds”, who not only made a lifelike dummy, but she faked her own death to pursue a path of “carnal lust.”

Source: origins

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