Julian of Norwich
- Santha Bhattacharji
Julian of Norwich (1342–c. 1416), anchoress and mystic, may have taken her name from the parish church of St Julian at Conisford in Norwich, where she had her cell; however, the name Julian (also spelt Ielyan or Latinized to Juliana) was not uncommon at the time and might have been hers from birth. No other information concerning her identity or origins has come to light, although the partly northern dialect of one manuscript of her work, combined with an affectionate reference to ...