Gone Medieval


Julian of Norwich

The writings of Julian of Norwich are the earliest surviving English language works by a woman and the only surviving English language works by an anchoress. But her life – particularly prior to taking on her role at Saint Julian’s Church in Norwich – is shrouded in mystery and it has been widely debated.

In this episode of Gone Medieval, Matt Lewis talks to author Claire Gilbert. Her new book I,Julian is a powerful fictional autobiography of Julian – as mother, mystic and radical.

This episode was edited by Joseph Knight and produced by Rob Weinberg.

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