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Medieval Women
The Medieval Times encompass one of the most exciting periods in the History of England and Europe. The names of famous Kings scatter the Medieval History books and other historical documents. But behind every famous King of the Middle Ages was a famous woman - the Medieval Queens or Princesses. Who were the women who were the wives of these famous English Kings of the Medieval times?

Which famous Medieval women married men such as William the Conqueror, Richard the Lionheart, King Henry II and King Edward III? Who were the Medieval women who ruled during the Hundred Years War between England and France? What were the names of the Medieval women who helped to rule the Royal Houses of Lancaster and York during the Wars of the Roses? These Medieval Women who included many Queens and Princesses and mistresses who shared the most powerful positions with their husbands and lovers. Many Medieval women held extremely important influence over their sons. The Medieval women of the Middle Ages had to be strong their lives cover the vicious Medieval periods from 1066 - 1485. Learn about the mystics and the mistresses, the wealthy and the poor women of the Middle Ages.

Medieval Queens and Princesses - Famous Medieval Women
A short biography providing 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. Click one of the following links for a short biography of one of these famous Medieval Queens and princesses:

Medieval Queens
Matilda of Flanders
Good Queen Maude
Empress Matilda
Timeline of Empress Matilda
Matilda of Boulogne
Eleanor of Aquitaine
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
Anne Neville

Other Famous Medieval Women of the Middle Ages
A short biography providing interesting information, facts & the history about the Medieval women of the Middle Ages who were not queens or princesses but were famous for other reasons. The following list of the most famous women who were the mystics and the mistresses, the wealthy and the poor women who became famous during the Medieval times and era. Click one of the following links for a short biography of one of these famous Medieval women:

Anna Comnena
Heloise
Hildegard of Bingen
Julian of Norwich
Christine de Pizan
Jane Shore
Alice Perrers
Katherine Swynford
Margery Kempe
Joan of Arc
Lady Godiva
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Lady of the Manor
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The Role of Medieval Women
The women of the Middle Ages were totally dominated by the male members of their family. The women were expected to instantly obey not only their father, but also their brothers and any other male members of the family. Any unruly girls were beaten into submission and disobedience was seen as a crime against religion.

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