It is apparent that not all records of the past have been uncovered.

Just recently, medieval historians have found evidence that a nun in the 14th century faked her own death to escape the convent and to pursue “the way of carnal lust.”

This is the story of Joan of Leeds in England.

This story appears in several places online, including The Guardian, and the Yorkshire Evening Post, and Huffpost.

The ancient text, written in Latin, is part of a translation and digitization project for 16 registers of the archbishops of York, between the years 1304 and 1405.

Records are still being discovered!

As a genealogist, I find such news as this, and the original source, fascinating. She’s not in my family tree…that I know of!

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