A Small Sound of the Trumpet: Women in Medieval Life
Describes the daily life of noblewomen, nuns, and peasants in feudal England and Europe, looks at the treatment of lepers, begars, prostitutes, and criminals, and offers brief profiles of prominent medieval women
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The fact that it was expensive for a man to marry, as he had to give a heavy
dowry to obtain a wife, also suggests a scarcity of females. Female mortality
appears to have been high in proportion to that of men. One Carolingian
document listing ...
A rather pla1ntive letter from Archbishop Pecham to Isabella, daughter of Roger
Mortimer, in which he tried to dissuade her from prosecuting the bishop of St.
Asaph in the king's court, suggests that the Archbishop was not optimistic the lady
Queen Isabeau of Bavaria's contract with Jean de Clarcy, the king's embroiderer,
suggests the parallel. In 1410 the queen ordered a 'chapel', namely, hangings for
the walls, a canopy, a chasuble, five copes, a tunic and dalmatic, as well as a ...
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This excellent synthesis of contemporary literature explores the activities of women at all social levels in France, England, the Low Countries, and Germany between 1100 and 1500: queens and noble ... Read full review
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