Five hundred and twenty-six years ago Dame Juliana Berners, said to have been the prioress of St. Albans, a nunnery in Hertfordshire, England, wrote a chapter on Angling in The Book of Saint Albans; a book containing chapters on Hawking [Falconry], Hawking, and Heraldry. While scholars continue to debate the identity of the author, the fact remains that The Treatise of Fishing with an Angle is a foundational work in fly fishing literature.