Women Of The Middle Ages

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:

https://www.ancient.eu/article/1350/twelve-famous-women-of-the-middle-ages/

Learn Stuff!

Enjoy your day…..the garden awaits for me and MoMo…..

Class Dismissed!

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4 thoughts on “Women Of The Middle Ages

  1. Nice tribute to some very strong women, chuq. We have a tradition of female power here, from Boudicca fighting the Romans, to Empress Maude in the 12th century. Then there was Elizabeth the First, perhaps one of the strongest women in history.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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