Julian of Norwich's life, for the most part, is shrouded in mystery. What deductions we can make are mostly from her books. Scholars place the date of her birth at about 1342, most likely in Norwich. We know nothing of Julian's family, as even her name was taken from the church at which she resided. If that date of birth is correct, it would place the date of her experience around 1373, her 31st year. She is believed to have composed her major works at St. Julian's monastery between 1375 and 1393. Julian's date of death is also a mystery, with various authorities placing it between 1420 and 1429.