Outrageous Women Of The Middle Ages
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Some had been feisty and fiery. Outrageous Women of The Middle Ages took on the challenge of their world--and didn't worry about ruffling a quantity of feathers. Others had been cool and unsafe. Among the outrageous females you'll meet are: * Eleanor of Aquitaine--queen of France and later England, she led a group of women on the Second Crusade and developed her personal financial system * Lady Murasaki Shikibu--besides becoming a wife and mother, she learned the"forbidden"language of Chinese and wrote the world's first novel * Aud the Deep-Minded--a Viking wise woman and explorer who led her clan, grandchildren and all, on a risky voyage from Scotland to Iceland * Hildegarde of Bingen--the German nun who, late in life, became a composer, a botanist, and founded convents * Damia al-Kahina--a nomadic freedom fighter, skilled at peacemaking and war, who kept her North African homeland free All had been incredibly courageous.
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