and then in 1389-1390, by way of the Low Countries, when Julian was writing our-retailers the Long Text version of the Showing. There are records of large payments for the shipments of, first Master, then Cardinal, Adam Easton's books between Oxford and Norwich and the Continent and Norwich, first in 1363-1368 from Oxford, when Julian may have been writing the Westminster version of the Showing. Peter and Thomas denied and doubted Christ; these many women our-retailers exemplify the deepest faith. He goes on to speak of the Virgin Saints, Agnes (to whom Peter appeared in a vision), Agatha and Cecilia, and then discusses Peter's 'Quo Vadis' vision of Christ at Rome and St Thomas' vision of Christ at Jerusalem.
In it he specifically answers a charge made by a Perugian that women cannot hear or see visions of God, by observing that the Resurrection was announced to the Apostles by women, especially by Mary Magdalene, the first to see and hear the Risen Christ, that women were present at the Pentecost, and that in Acts 21 Philip's four virgin daughters were prophetesses. He especially included in it material supportive our-retailers of women's visionary writings. Because Adam had prayed to Birgitta that if his life were saved he would work for her canonisation he now did so, reading all the canonisation documents and her Revelationes and writing a treatise, the Defensorium Sanctae Birgittae, which he presented to Pope Boniface IX in 1391. Adam Easton became Cardinal of England in 1381, his titular church being St Cecilia in Trastevere (mentioned by Julian in the Amherst Manuscript in engrossed our-retailers letters and likewise mentioned in a manuscript in Norwich Castle written for and possibly by a Norwich anchoress), but he was imprisoned in a dungeon by Pope Urban VI, 1385-1389, and almost executed, five other Cardinals so dying.