It is a Sunday and it is Women’s History Month….so the old professor wants to educate and possibly irritate some…..
There were 12 famous women of the Middle Ages….Joan of Arc et al…..
Women in the Middle Ages were frequently characterized as second-class citizens by the Church and the patriarchal aristocracy. Women’s status was somewhat elevated in the High and Late Middle Ages when the cult of the Virgin Mary, combined with the romantic literature of courtly love, altered the cultural perception of women but, even so, women were still considered inferior to men owing to biblical narratives and the teachings of the Church.
There were many famous women throughout these three eras but the following twelve are among the best-known:
- Empress Theodora of Byzantium
- Hilda of Whitby
- Ende the Illuminator
- Aethelflaed, Lady of the Mercians
- Matilda of Tuscany
- Hildegard of Bingen
- Eleanor of Aquitaine
- Marie de France
- Julian of Norwich
- Christine de Pizan
- Margery Kempe
- Joan of Arc
Enjoy your day…..the garden awaits for me and MoMo…..