1 Jun 2010
Esmé - I know Norfolk ("very flat") reasonably well. I hope yr article about Dame Julian and description of the superb architecture and historical religious associations in Norwich and the rest if the county will encourage readers to visit.
I wonder if you know this very interesting and well-researched essay which traces the possible Jewish roots of Dame Julian. Unfortunately the writer's knowledge of Islam seems scant; in his few allusions to it he treats it as worthy of as much respect as Judaism and Christianity.
Norwich had the second largest Jewish community in England before the Edict of Expulsion (1290)
6 Jun 2010
Thanks for that. I knew the website, which has all manner of fascinating stuff, but not that particular essay, which was very interesting.