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Hali Meiđhad

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‘Holy Maidenhood’

A letter on virginity from the West Midlands, written c.1220s. It occurs in two manuscripts which also contain Sawles Warde and one or more members of the group...

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Katherine Group

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The name given to five Middle English works of devotional prose found together in the manuscript Bodley 34, dating from c. 1190–1225: Seinte Marherete, Seinte Iuliene, Seinte Katerine,...

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Sawles Warde

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An allegorical work of alliterative prose, found in three manuscripts with the saints' lives called ‘The Katherine Group’. It presents a morality in which the body is the dwelling‐place of...

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