14th Century French Females Who Didn't Give an F
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Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
In 14th century France, a noble female’s role in society was to be a dutiful daughter, obedient wife, and fertile mother. But under the right circumstances, three noble ladies turned into the she-wolf of France, the lioness of Brittany, and even “Joanna the Flame.” This class explores the lives of Isabella of France, Joanna of Flanders, and Jeanne DeClisson, who apparently knew each other but separately “went rogue” by successfully exploiting the broken social contracts and shifting power dynamics of the Breton War of Succession and the Hundred Years War. Discussion to focus on their historical lives and their legendary feats that have inspired history and fantasy for centuries.
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