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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In populous regions where there were several leper-houses a certain social
stratification often ruled, occasionally bent by the presentation of a large gift. By
this time most leper-houses of any size employed paid servants, mostly female,
for the ...
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 ...
There were apparently a few single women on the rolls (at least no current or
past husband is mentioned) of whom the most successful seems to have been
Thiephaine.19 Occasionally we can find a female illuminator who actually signed
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