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Biographies of Women in the Middle Ages

These sites focus on the works, lives and times of individual women of note.

Who's Who in Medieval History: Women of Note
A small but growing collection of individuals from the Middle Ages and Renaissance offers a brief description of who each historic woman was and what she accomplished as well as useful websites, books, related online resources, and more.

Biographies of Notable Medieval and Renaissance Women
From About Guide to Women's History Jone Johnson Lewis, a growing collection of biographies written by Jone or visitors to her site.

Medieval Women: 10th Century
About Guide to Women's History Jone Johnson Lewis provides a timeline of nineteen extraordinary women who lived in the tenth century, with links to biographies at her site.

Women Saints: Doctors of the Church
Insightful biographies of Catherine of Siena and Teresa of Avila and useful net links, from your About.com Guide to Women's History, Jone Johnson.

Anne of Cleves
Very nice bio of Henry VIII's fourth wife, who managed to survive her marriage and acquire the title of "the King's Sister," by About.com Guide to Women's History, Jone Johnston-Lewis.

Blanche of Castile
Blanche served as regent of France for her husband as well as her son, the future Louis IX. An informative article from the 1911 Encyclopedia.

The Aphra Behn Page
Includes links to online works and a chronology of the life and times of the first professional woman writer in English.

Female Heroes & Rulers
Most of these biographies, presented by the Women in World History Curriculum, examine medieval women.

Grace O'Malley
Well-referenced bio of the sixteenth-century pirate (also known as Granuaile) includes info about her meeting with Queen Elizabeth. Interesting offering by Judy Staley at the Notable Women Ancestors site.

Lady Jane Grey: The Nine Day Queen
Searchable site maintained by Jane Lambert contains sections on Jane's life and times, plus photos, a timeline, and info on the line of succession.

Aemilia Lanyer
Meta-site by Kari Boyd McBride offers a biography, a bibliography of works by and about the seventeenth-century poet, and online poems. You can also join the Lanyer mailing list here.

Mary, Queen of Scots
Brief yet lucid and informative biography of the woman whose turbulent life made an indelible impression on British history, by Robert M. Gunn.

Radegund of Poitiers (ca. 518-587)
Monograph by Onnie Duvall at the ORB examines the life of the Frankish queen and the time and place in which she lived.

Trotula of Salerno
Article by Danuta Bois at the Distinguished Women of Past and Present site focuses on the eleventh-century physician who helped alleviate the suffering of women and wrote medical books.

A Unique Memorial to a Learned Lady
Three images accompany this fascinating article by Dr. Jyotsna Kamat about the memorial to a tenth-century scholar found in Kolar.

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