Middle Age and Renaissance WomenThe Magnificent Medieval Women Quiz
They were nuns and queens, writers and saints, princesses and pawns. They fought and led men into battle; they healed the sick and held their families together in times of trouble. They patronized the arts, founded convents and dynasties, and influenced and inspired thousands.
When thinking about the Crusades, few people consider the dramatic effect on women in these unsettling times. At first women, as ill prepared as men, set off for the Holy Lands, eager to wash away their sins and receive special glory for their effort to free Jerusalem from Muslim control...
Lists women artists from the medieval period to present, with some details of their work.