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Joan of Leeds

In this video, watch Dr Marianne Wilson tell the story of Joan of Leeds, an apostate nun who fled from Clementhorpe Nunnery in York.

The story of Joan of Leeds is one of the most colourful examples of apostasy in York’s history.

In this video, Dr Marianne Wilson explores the history of Joan and her cunning plan to escape Clementhorpe Nunnery on the outskirts of York.

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