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 Gloss says that it is a matter of astonishment that women who have fewer
teeth than men (and teeth are needed for ... since by the thirteenth century only
some nuns and a few extremely well-educated noble ladies could be expected to
CHAPTER FOUR Women who Ruled: Noble Ladies Queens were certainly the
most visible women of the Middle Ages and those whom we are most likely to be
able to observe as individuals, but noble ladies could also make an impression ...
Women occasionally appear as singers, normally attached to a noble household.
When Louis IX paid twenty-five minstrels in 1239 the only woman mentioned was
a singer of the countess of Blois, while five years later Henry III granted 5s ...
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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
The Mould for Medieval Women
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