Medieval Queens and Princesses - Famous Women of the Middle Ages
Interesting information, facts & the history about the Medieval women of the Middle Ages. The following list of the most famous women who were Medieval Queens and Princesses of the Middle Ages provides access to a brief summary of their lives. The section on these powerful women covers the lives of famous queens including Eleanor of Aquitaine, Matilda of Flanders, Good Queen Maude, Queen Matilda, Queen Matilda of Boulogne, Queen Berengaria of Navarre, Isabelle of Angouleme, Eleanor of Provence, Eleanor of Castile, Isabella of France, Philippa of Hainault, Mary de Bohun, Catherine of Valois, Margaret of Anjou, Elizabeth Woodville and Anne Neville
Middle Ages Women - The Clothes worn by the women of the era
The following links provide interesting facts and information about the clothes and fashions worn by Middle Ages women.. The clothes worn by women varied according to the social standing of the person. The clothing worn by the Queens and noble Ladies was totally different than the clothing worn by women of the lower classes.
Women of the Middle Ages: Scholars, Mistresses and Leaders
The Middles Ages was a violent period dominated by men and wars. The names of the famous women of the Middles Ages have found their place in history as scholars, artists, through their religion or in their roles as the mistresses of great men. There are facts and short biographies of Joan of Arc, Jane Shore, Alice Perrers Katherine Swynford, Margery Kempe, Anna Comnena, Christine de Pizan, Heloise, Hildegard of Bingen, Julian of Norwich and Lady Godiva.
Women of the Middle Ages: Joan of Arc, famous female heroine of the French
Facts and a short biography with key dates about Joan of Arc who was famous as the Maid of Orleans who roused the French against the English during the Hundred Years War and was eventually burnt at the stake.
Joan of Arc
Women of the Middle Ages: Katherine Swynford, famous mistress, and later wife, of John of Gaunt
Facts and a short biography with key dates about Katherine Swynford who was famous as the beautiful mistress of John of Gaunt. The couple eventually married and their children were legitimised. Katherine was therefore the ancestor of the Tudor dynasty. Katherine Swynford was also the sister-in-law of Geoffrey Chaucer.
Women of the Middle Ages: Anna Comnena, famous as a great Medieval female author
Facts and a short biography with key dates about Anna Comnena who was a famous author and the daughter of Emperor Alexius Comnenus of the Byzantine Empire. Anna Comnena is considered the world's first female historian. She wrote and dedicated a 15 volume book, called the Alexiad.
Women of the Middle Ages: Heloise, made famous by minstrels in the tragic story of Abelard and Heloise
Facts and a short biography with key dates about Heloise who was famous as the lover of Peter Abelard who was castrated as a result of their doomed love affair.
Women of the Middle Ages: Hildegard of Bingen, poet. composer and as a Saint
Facts and a short biography with key dates about Hildegard of Bingen who was famous for her writing, composing music and her works of art
Hildegard of Bingen
Women of the Middle Ages: Julian of Norwich, Anchoress
Facts and a short biography with key dates about Julian of Norwich who was was enclosed as an anchoress at the Church of St. Julian in Norwich
Julian of Norwich
Women of the Middle Ages: Christine de Pizan, famous Medieval author and feminist
Facts and a short biography with key dates about Christine de Pizan who was highly intelligent author who not afraid to speak her mind.
Christine de Pizan
Women of the Middle Ages: Jane Shore, mistress of King Edward IV of England
Facts and a short biography with key dates about Jane Shore who was famous as the beautiful and kindly mistress of King Edward IV of England during the period in history known as the Wars of the Roses.
Women of the Middle Ages: Alice Perrers, mistress of King Edward III of England
Facts and a short biography with key dates about Alice Perrers who was famous as the greedy, unscrupulous mistress of the aging King Edward III.
Women of the Middle Ages: Margery Kempe, Medieval Author
Facts and a short biography with key dates about Margery Kempe who was famous as the the author of the first autobiography in English called 'The Book of Margery Kempe' that detailed her pilgimage to the Holy Land.
Women of the Middle Ages: Lady Godiva, the Saxon noble woman who rode naked
Facts and a short biography with key dates about Lady Godiva who was famous as the woman who rode naked on a horse through the Medieval town of Coventry. All the townspeople stayed inside during her ride, except one man called Tom - hence the expression "Peeping Tom"