Category Archives: Medieval

Zabillet – the mother of Joan of Arc

 By Joy Bounds Introduction The story of Joan of Arc (Jehanne) is well known. A young, fifteenth-century peasant girl, she led the French army successfully against the English occupiers, and was later captured and burnt at the stake at the

Christine de Pizan and the ‘Querelle des femmes’

By Claire Jones Christine de Pizan’s choices and achievements were highly unusual for a woman in the male dominated culture of the Middle Ages. At a time when unflattering opinions about women were widely spread by writers, sovaldi the church

Ethelflaed (Aethelflaed) d. 918

Saxon  princess, ‘freedom figher’ and ruler of the Mercians Ethelflaed was the daughter and first-born child of Alfred the Great.  She led her troops into battle against the Vikings and it was only with her active  support that her younger