1I wish to thank Dr. A. I. Doyle for calling this Middle English vision to my attention and Cambridge University Library for granting permission to publish.
2A description of the manuscript is found in A Catalogue of the Manuscripts Preserved in the Library of the University of Cambridge 3 (1856; rpt. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1980): pp. 540–542. I wish to thank Miss J. S. Ringrose, Assistant Librarian, Cambridge University Library, for making available the Manuscripts Department's more detailed description of the manuscript.
3On Hampole Priory, see The Victoria History of the Counties of England: Yorkshire vol. 3, ed. William Page (1913; rpt. Folkstone and London: Dawsons for the University of London Institute of Historical Research, 1974): pp. 163–165; David Knowles and R. Neville Hadcock, Mediaeval Religious Houses, England and Wales (1953; rpt. New York: Longmans Green, 1971): p. 223; and Roy Midmer, English Mediaeval Monasteries, 1066–1540: A Summary (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1979): pp. 147–148.
4Knowles, p. 223.
5Victoria, p. 165.
6See James Hamilton Wylie, History of England under Henry the Fourth, Vol. 1: 1399–1404 (1884; rpt. New York: AMS Press, 1969): pp. 355–357.
7Ibid., pp. 362–364.
8See A Revelation of Purgatory by an Unknown Fifteenth–Century Woman Visionary, introduction, critical text and translation by Marta Powell Harley, Studies in Women an Religion 18 (Lewiston NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 1985): pp. 22–29; and Elizabeth Alvilda Petroff, Medieval Women's Visionary Literature (New York: Oxford University Press, 1986).
9Petroff, p. 7.
10Harley, pp. 19–20.