We all know that Edward IV’s youngest daughter, Bridget (born 10th November 1480), became a nun…or at least, entered the Dominican priory at Dartford at the age of ten. Not as a nun then, of course, because she was too young, but maybe she was always intended for the Church. And Dartford was a priory… Continue reading Did Edward IV’s daughter Bridget have an illegitimate child….?
Below is a rather amusing recently discovered account of a young nun in York called Joan of Leeds, who escaped her convent in the early 15th c by pretending to be dead and leaving a fake body in her place. Many monks and nuns, especially those who had entered a monastic house at a very… Continue reading THE CASE OF THE RUNAWAY NUN