Juliana (DNB00)


JULIANA (1343–1443), anchoret, is said to have been born in 1343. She was probably a Benedictine nun of the house at Carrow, near Norwich, but lived for the greater part of her life in an anchorage in the churchyard of St. Julian at Norwich. The rectory of St. Julian was impropriated to Carrow, and the anchorage was inhabited by recluses after Juliana's time. She died at Norwich in 1443. Juliana wrote ‘XVI Revelations of Divine Love,’ two manuscript copies of which are at the British Museum (Sloane MSS. 2499 and 3705). Peck also had a copy, or the original. The work, which is wholly mystical, was edited by R. F. S. Cressy in 1670; a reprint was issued in 1843; in 1877 it was edited with a preface by Henry Collins from the Sloane MS. for the Mediæval Library of Mystical and Ascetical Works.

[Pref. to ed. of the XVI Revelations, 1877; Tanner's Bibl. Brit. p. 448; Blomefield's Norfolk, iv. 81; Cooper's Biog. Dict.]

W. A. J. A.