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Does anyone know about a <a href="http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/popeJoan.html" target="_blank">Pope Joan</a>?<br><br>
I read about her decades ago in a book entitled, <span style="text-decoration:underline;">The Mother Book</span>. I understand that Liv Ullman did a movie about her in the early 1970s.<br><br>
Anyone know anything about her?
 

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She's in the play "Top Girls" which is an interesting read/watch, but I don't think historians have been able to find evidence that she really existed.
 

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Peter Sanford has a good book about this. I found the evidence compelling:<br><br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FLegend-Pope-Joan-Search-Truth%2Fdp%2F042517347X%2Fref%3Dsr_1_1%2F002-6734289-8216846%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dbooks%26qid%3D1177460113%26sr%3D8-1" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Legend-Pope-Jo...7460113&sr=8-1</a>
 

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My DH wrote a paper on the legend in undergrad. He's not home now, but he said there's no good evidence. It's too typical of a story anyway--it has all the elements of a story to convet certain ideas without recounting actual events.
 
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