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Did Anne Boleyn Really Have Six Fingers on One Hand?

Did Anne Boleyn Really Have Six Fingers on One Hand? | Medieval Women's History | Scoop.it
A look at the charge that Anne Boleyn, Queen consort of Henry VIII of England, had six fingers on her right hand.
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Passive Pawn or Lady Macbeth: Who was Richard III's queen?

Passive Pawn or Lady Macbeth: Who was Richard III's queen? | Medieval Women's History | Scoop.it
Dead by the age of 28, Anne Neville didn’t leave much of a paper trail. Who was this woman who stood so close to the king, yet seems so distant today?
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Old Safe Reveals Historical Relics For Women's Suffrage Group - WAMC

Old Safe Reveals Historical Relics For Women's Suffrage Group - WAMC | Medieval Women's History | Scoop.it
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"They're historical pictures of women, women caring for others," she says. "Perhaps these are historical figures." Why was the safe not opened for a long time?
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Powerful Queens of the 12th Century

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In the 12th century, these three women were powerful rulers. The civil unrest accompanying their lives added to the presumption that it was dangerous for women to rule.

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Two Courageous Women from Samurai Clans « East Asian Culture ...

Two Courageous Women from Samurai Clans « East Asian Culture ... | Medieval Women's History | Scoop.it
Abbesses Kakusan and Tenshu are exceptionally courageous samurai women. There is little written about women in medieval history. Legends of samurai women have been passed down and repeated in The Tales of Heike ...
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Did Anne Boleyn Really Have Six Fingers on One Hand?

Did Anne Boleyn Really Have Six Fingers on One Hand? | Medieval Women's History | Scoop.it
A look at the charge that Anne Boleyn, Queen consort of Henry VIII of England, had six fingers on her right hand.
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Catherine of Aragon Facts

Catherine of Aragon Facts | Medieval Women's History | Scoop.it
Find the basics about Catherine of Aragon, first wife of King Henry VIII: her heritage, marriages, children and links to her full biography.
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Queen Mary I of England

Queen Mary I of England | Medieval Women's History | Scoop.it
A biography of Queen Mary I of England, known as Bloody Mary, who was the daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon, his first wife.
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Eleanor of Austria

Eleanor of Austria, a daughter of the Habsburg Dynasty, was considered for marriage with many of the rulers of Europe. She ended up marrying first one king then another, before retiring to Spain.
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Isabella of Portugal (1503 - 1539)

Isabella of Portugal, descendant of Queen Isabella I of Castile and Aragon, married Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor. She served as his regent when he was absent from Spain.
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Rethinking the Gendered Viking

New research published in the journal Medieval History suggests more women sailed on Viking expeditions than previously thought based on bones buried in 9th-century England...
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Adela of Normandy, Countess of Blois

Adela of Normandy, Countess of Blois biography - a profile of the daughter of one king of England, sister of another and mother of a third.
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Women Knights

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"Were there women knights in the Middle Ages? Initially I thought not, but further research yielded surprising answers. There were two ways anyone could be a knight: by holding land under a knight's fee, or by being made a knight or inducted into an order of knighthood. There are examples of both cases for women."
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Women Knights? Interesting.

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Margaret of Scotland

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Saint Margaret, known as the patroness of Scotland, is credited with reforming the Church of Scotland.
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The White Queen Debuts

The White Queen Debuts | Medieval Women's History | Scoop.it
A new historical drama has debuted in the UK: The White Queen, based on the Wars of the Roses, from the perspective of the women involved. Based on the popular
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Feminism Was Alive in Renaissance England, Researcher Says

Feminism Was Alive in Renaissance England, Researcher Says | Medieval Women's History | Scoop.it
A newly transcribed text shows that some Renaissance women launched battles for equality, and sometimes won.
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Constance of Castile

Biography of Constance of Castile, queen consort of Louis VII of France after his divorce from Eleanor of Aquitaine.
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Queen Isabella

Which Queen Isabella are you looking for? Here is information on many queens named Isabella, including the most famous, Isabella I of Spain known as Isabella of Castille and Aragon.

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Louise of Savoy

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Louise of Savoy, mother of Frances I of France, is shown with her firm hand on the tiller of France. She served as regent in 1515 and 1525.
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Peace of the Ladies (Paix des Dames)

It was called the Peace of the Ladies or Paix des Dames. What was this treaty and why did it get that interesting name?
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Margaret of Austria

Margaret of Austria | Medieval Women's History | Scoop.it
Read more about Margaret of Austria, who was regent of the Netherlands for her nephew, and she also negotiated a major peace treaty between the Habsburg empire and France, putting a halt to the Italian wars.
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Alix of France, Countess of Blois

Alix of France biography - profile of Alix of France, daughter of Eleanor of Aquitaine and her first husband, Louis VII of France.
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Hildegard of Bingen

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Hildegard of Bingen was one of the most accomplished women of the medieval period. She's known as St. Hildegard, though this is not technically correct since she was never canonized. An anchoress visited by visions, her correspondents included many religious and political leaders of the Western world.
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Catherine of Aragon

Catherine of Aragon | Medieval Women's History | Scoop.it
Catherine was the first wife of Henry VIII of England. Her refusal to go quietly when Henry sought to annul their marriage and the political connections that bolstered her position played a significant role in Henry's break with the Catholic Church.
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