1 Excerpts from “Antichrist and Pope Joan” reprinted from Curious Myths of the Middle Ages (London: Rivingtons, 1888): 171-189

2 See, most recently, the 1984 National Film Board of Canada production Behind the Veil, reviewed in Vox Benedictina 2:4 (October 1985): 369-373.

3 See John Anson, “The Female Transvestite in Early Monasticism: The Origins and Development of a Motif” Viator 5 (1974): 1-32 and Marie Delacourt, “Female Saints in Masculine Clothing” in Hermaphrodite: Myths and Rites of the Bisexual Figure in Classical Antiquity (London, 1961).

4 David Blondel, Familier éclaircissement de la question: si une Femme a été assise au sege papal de Rome (Amsterdam, 1647-9).

5 Sarran, Epist. cii, Utrecht, 1697.