Joan of Leeds

Joan of Leeds

In 1318, Joan of Leeds, an English nun, who, bored with her monastic and enclosed life, at some point escaped from St Clement's by York priory to journey to Beverley, where she lived with a man. To escape, she feigned her death with a dummy that was buried in her place.

Previous Fact Next Fact
Categories: HistoryPeople

Latest FactRepublic Video

32 Incredible Easter Eggs You Missed in Harry Potter Movies