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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This was most obvious at the highest levels of society where power concentrated
in the person of the king. Thus a dominant wife and mother, who might later serve
as regent for a young son, could exercise very real power. In addition, early ...
During these centuries the kings of France and England searched for queens
who would provide useful alliances to bolster their power, extend their territories,
or disarm their enemies. Marriages between the members of the French and ...
Joinville describes the distraught queen in the last stages of pregnancy at
Damietta after the king had been taken prisoner at Mansourah. She suffered from
such nightmares of Saracen attackers that she had an old knight of eighty sleep
by her ...
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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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