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From: "Katheryn_Swynford" <>
Subject: Re: The maternity of Joan (Beaufort) Stradling: The evidence (?) of anagrams
Date: 13 Sep 2005 11:30:29 -0700
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Dear Douglas,

Yes, I am aware that anagrams were used in the medieval period (and
even earlier than that), but my understanding is that their usage in
the medieval period was primarily religious, and followed Jewish
mystical usage starting about the 13th century IIRC.

But if/when I hear anything back from the Chaucer scholars, I'll let
everyone know.

Thanks!

Judy
www.katherineswynford.net


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