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Sutton, Katherinelocked

(d. 1376)
  • Santha Bhattacharji


Sutton, Katherine (d. 1376), abbess of Barking and supposed liturgical dramatist, owes her importance solely to a tantalizing reference in the Barking customary drawn up by Sibille Felton, abbess from 1394 to 1419, and presented to the abbey in 1404:

the venerable lady ...

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