Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Medieval Women

At the re enactment of the Battle of Bosworth this weekend, I attended a talk given by author Amy Licence, which I thoroughly   enjoyed. Amy spoke of the role of the queen in the medieval period, and how society viewed them, how men viewed them and how they are often placed into different categories. 

Author Amy Licence and Philippa Gregory 

I certainly agree with what Amy said. I have found that women are, more often than not, depicted as either a virgin or a whore, but these medieval women had far more to them.  It seems that prostitutes were more widely accepted in medieval times and nuns weren't always as saintly as we are lead to believe. 

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