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Heroines of the Medieval World (Paperback)

By Bennett Connolly, Sharon

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These are the stories of women, famous, infamous and unknown, who shaped the course of medieval history. The lives and actions of medieval women were restricted by the men who ruled the homes, countries and world they lived in. It was men who fought wars, made laws and dictated r...eligious doctrine. It was men who were taught to read, trained to rule and expected to fight. Today, it is easy to think that all women from this era were downtrodden, retiring and obedient housewives, whose sole purpose was to give birth to children (preferably boys) and serve their husbands. Heroines of the Medieval World looks at the lives of the women who broke the mould: those who defied social norms and made their own future, consequently changing lives, society and even the course of history. Some of the women are famous, such as Eleanor of Aquitaine, who was not only a duchess in her own right but also Queen Consort of France through her first marriage and Queen Consort of England through her second, in addition to being a crusader and a rebel. Then there are the more obscure but no less remarkable figures such as Nicholaa de la Haye, who defended Lincoln Castle in the name of King John, and Maud de Braose, who spoke out against the same king's excesses and whose death (or murder) was the inspiration for a clause in Magna Carta. Women had to walk a fine line in the Middle Ages, but many learned to survive - even flourish - in this male-dominated world. Some led armies, while others made their influence felt in more subtle ways, but all made a contribution to their era and should be remembered for daring to defy and lead in a world that demanded they obey and follow.
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ISBN 9781445689449
Released AU 15 Mar 2019
Publisher Amberley Publishing
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781445689449
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Amberley Publishing
Imprint Amberley Publishing
Released 15 Mar 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Bennett Connolly, Sharon
Category World History: C 500 To C 1500
Social & Cultural History
Women's Studies
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Dewey Code 305.40902
Weight 272g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Women - History - Middle Ages, 500-1500, History, Women, Europe, Biography
NBS Text History: Specific Subjects
ONIX Text General/trade

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