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Subject: Re: Scolastica
Date: 27 Jan 2006 13:57:57 -0800
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Seems I always omit vital information when I post a question. Sorry.
This woman from c.1400 was English, a minor heiress, and wife of at
least two successive men in Dorchester, Dorset. Her husbands were
burgesses of the city. She certainly wasn't a nun. Given that
background, why would her father (a burgess or minor gentry) have given
her the name of St. Benedict's sister?
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