Margaret Porette

(d. 1310)

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(d. 1310),

author of The Mirror of Simple Souls. Probably a native of Hainault, she was burnt at the stake in Paris for continuing to circulate a book already condemned as heretical. The Mirror had long been known and circulated as harmlessly pious, but Porette's authorship was only recognized in 1965.

Subjects: Christianity.

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