Pope Joan Setting & Symbolism

Donna Cross
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Grubenhaus

The house of the canon of Ingleheim.

Lateran Palace

The papal residence in Rome.

Dorstadt

Joan's first school, outside of her home, where she and her brother John attend the bishops schola.

Villaris

The estate of Count Gerold.

cella

A cella is a chapel.

Reredos

A screen behind the open back of a church altar.

St. Peter's Basilica

The Roman cathedral built in the honor of St. Peter, apostle of Jesus.

Frankland

The territory dominated by the Franks which, when divided in half later, became France and Germany.

Borgo

The district in Rome bordering Vatican City, on the western banks of the Tiber River.

Schola Anglorum

The school in Rome for those of English descent, where Joan is admitted in Rome because of her father's English heritage.

Via Francegina

This is an ancient road built specifically for Europeans to make the pilgrimage to Rome.

Liber Pontificalis

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