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Medieval Women by Henrietta Leyser
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Feb 21, 2009

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Read in February, 2009 , read count: 1

I bought this book because I'm doing some research into the Norman Conquest, and I wanted to find out about it from a woman's perspective. Although only one chapter in the book is devoted to this era, it's a good chapter, describing plenty of sources, royal scandals and women's behaviour during the 11th century. It's a dry, weighty book, but this is true of almost all scholarly research, but neverthelss I found it invaluable. I hope to get around to reading the rest at some point.

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