Berners (or Barnes) Juliana

Berners (Or Barnes) Juliana Prioress of Sopewell Nunnery, near St. Albans, England, daughter of Sir James Berners, who was beheaded in the reign of king Richard II, was born about 1388. She was celebrated for her beauty, her spirit, and her passion for field-sports. To her is attributed the Treatyse perteynynge to Hawkynge, Huntynge, and Fysshynge with an Angle; also Aright noble Treatyse on the Lygnage of Cot Armours, endyng with a Treatyse which specyfyeth of Blasynge of Armys (fol. 1496). See Encyclop. Britannica (9th ed.), s.v.; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.

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