Tag: Women and Religion

Sources for the Holy Grail Four Night Festive Special.

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Pope Joan.

There have been 266 popes, despite their differences, they have all been men, right? Not according to medieval manuscripts which tell the story of a popess who disguised as a man ruled for two years. But did she really exist?...

Women and the Crusades.

This post looks at the various roles woman took on during the crusades. It looks at the lives of Eleanor of Aquitaine, Margaret of Provence, Blanche of Castile, and Melisende: Queen of Jerusalem. As well as the effect it the Crusades had on the lives of the unnamed women...

St Hild of Whitby Abbey.

Religion in Britain has been influenced by many people, one of which was the abbess of Whitby Abbey, St Hild, sometimes written as Hilda. It is her life and legacy will be the focus of this post. ...

The Women of Easter.

In this special collaboration post we look at the stories of the women of the Easter story from the Anglo-Saxon Eostre said to be the origin of the name of Easter to the three women said to be present at the Crucifixion....

Hildegard of Bingen and Catherine of Siena.

This post is going to look at the lives of two medieval mystics, Hildegard of Bingen, and Catherine of Siena. Both women gained the respect of church officials and lay people in their lifetimes and left lasting legacies that led to them being canonised. ...