The English language owes a debt of gratitude of Dame Juliana Berners. She was born circa 1388 and is believed to have been the prioress of a nunnery near St. Albans, Hertforshire, England. Her major contribution to literature is "The Boke of St. Albans," a treatise on hawking, hunting and heraldry first published in 1486.
"Afterberners: An Assemblage of Nouns,"
Word Ways: Vol. 24
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol24/iss3/4