Margery Kempe Timeline

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  • c. 1373 CE - c. 1438 CE
    Life of Christian mystic Margery Kempe.
  • c. 1393 CE
    Marriage of Margery Brunham to John Kempe.
  • c. 1393 CE
    Margery Kempe experiences mental breakdown after the birth of her first child.
  • c. 1394 CE
    Margery Kempe recovers and devotes herself to God following a vision of Jesus Christ.
  • 1413 CE
    Margery Kempe travels to Canterbury; almost burned as a heretic for speaking about God.
  • c. 1413 CE
    Margery Kempe visits Julian of Norwich for validation of her visions.
  • 1414 CE
    Margery Kempe is in Rome; visits Saint Bridget's room.
  • 1417 CE
    Margery Kempe on pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.
  • 1417 CE
    Margery Kempe tried for heresy at Leicester and released.
  • c. 1431 CE
    Margery Kempe returns home to care for husband who dies the same year.
  • c. 1431 CE
    Margery Kempe dictates the first draft of her book to her son John who dies shortly afterwards.
  • c. 1436 CE
    Margery Kempe dictates her story to a priest who writes it down, correcting earlier version.
  • 1438 CE
    Final revision of The Book of Margery Kempe; Kempe assumed to have died this same year.

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1373 CE - 1438 CE: Life of Christian mystic Margery Kempe.
 
1393 CE: Marriage of Margery Brunham to John Kempe.
 
1393 CE: Margery Kempe experiences mental breakdown after the birth of her first child.
 
1394 CE: Margery Kempe recovers and devotes herself to God following a vision of Jesus Christ.
 
1413 CE: Margery Kempe travels to Canterbury; almost burned as a heretic for speaking about God.
 
1413 CE: Margery Kempe visits Julian of Norwich for validation of her visions.
 
1414 CE: Margery Kempe is in Rome; visits Saint Bridget's room.
 
1417 CE: Margery Kempe on pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.
 
1417 CE: Margery Kempe tried for heresy at Leicester and released.
 
1431 CE: Margery Kempe returns home to care for husband who dies the same year.
 
1431 CE: Margery Kempe dictates the first draft of her book to her son John who dies shortly afterwards.
 
1436 CE: Margery Kempe dictates her story to a priest who writes it down, correcting earlier version.
 
1438 CE: Final revision of The Book of Margery Kempe; Kempe assumed to have died this same year.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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