143 – Man Up: Gender in the Middle Ages

Often times, the way the Middle Ages are presented, are as an era where everyone was lily white and a time when men were men and women were women. A time of hyper masculinity where all the guys were muscle bound warriors with big bushy beards and a bone structure that makes them look like extras from Clan of the Cave Bear.

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3 Comments

  1. I really enjoyed this episode. I studied Medieval History many many moons ago, but we didn’t cover topics like this. It really made me think. Many thanks, Jamie

  2. Hi Jamie, I learned a lot that surprised me listening to this one. One question: You mentioned here and in other episodes that there were female Anglo-Saxon warriors, but do we know about any famous/specific ones? I can’t remember you mentioning any so far.

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