The Lady in Medieval England 1000-1500

Focuses on the lady s role in medieval society, how she was perceived both by herself and by her male counterparts, and how she participated in the prevailing male culture of gentility.
The Lady in Medieval England Focuses on the lady s role in medieval society how she was perceived both by herself and by her male counterparts and how she participated in the prevailing male culture of gentility

  • Title: The Lady in Medieval England 1000-1500
  • Author: Peter R. Coss
  • ISBN: 9780811728485
  • Page: 375
  • Format: None
  • 1 thought on “ The Lady in Medieval England 1000-1500”

    1. Exactly what it describes. Strictly looking at the lady, with some discussion of what the term meant.Stuff from the Doomsday Book, to wills, to coats of arms. Court cases about abduction and murder. Statues of women and indications of significance. Letters to and from ladies. And lots of stuff.

    2. Pulls a lot of information from court records, but doesn't really answer the question of are these the exceptions or the usual cases for upper class women in this time period.

    3. The author is an academic specialist in English medieval social history, with a special interest in knighthood and the gentry, and these two volumes are best read as a pair. While few knights in the medieval period became aristocrats, all noblemen were knights, at least in theory. Beginning with the Conquest and the introduction of the feudal system, they were the ruling class by virtue of arms, though Coss also examines the Saxon roots of some aspects of knighthood. He also considers in some de [...]

    4. This is a survey sort of book, largely drawing from familiar source - the Paston letters, Margery Kemp's book. Like most medieval history surveys, I bought it for the pictures. But I found it a quick read and it had a few juicy tidbits in there from less well-known sources.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *