Course Details
From Hilde of Whitby to Hildegard of Bingen: Portraits of Women & Power in the Middle Ages
In the male-dominated world of early medieval Europe, career prospects for women were severely limited. Broadly speaking, throughout this period from 7th to the 12th century, well born women were often faced with two options: preserving or enhancing royal or noble status through diplomatic marriage alliances or as heads of religious houses. From Hilde of Whitby through Æthelflaed of Mercia, Elfrida – first queen of England, Heloise and Abelard and to Hildegard of Bingen, we will trace the careers of five remarkable women, placing their careers in context and assessing their impact.
Date / Time:
Saturday, 5th October 2019 , from 09:30 to 16:00
Course Fee:
£38.00 (to include light refreshments)
To be held at:
Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre
Course Tutor:

Mark Cottle

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