If you are a follower of the blog, you know The Freelance History Writer loves the history of medieval women. Most of the articles here have to do with Queens and other noblewomen. If you are new to the blog, be sure to peruse and read some of the articles about these fascinating personalities of the Middle Ages. Click on the categories at the top of the page.
Due to a lack of historical material, there is not a lot of information about ordinary medieval women. A friend of The Freelance History Writer has written a short book about medieval housewives and other medieval women and we have a copy of the book to give away! This is a delightful read, full of details about regular everyday women and how they raised children, cooked, shopped, washed and cleaned. There were also women who ran their own businesses or aided their husbands in business. All the information in the book comes from primary sources.
The book is filled with wonderful illustrations including images from medieval manuscripts along with contemporary pictures of medieval re-enactors.
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