Damsels Not in Distress: The True Story of Women in Medieval Times

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The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc, Dec 15, 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
The image of the damsel in distress is rampant in medieval literature. In fact, as shown in this fascinating book, women were participants in the culture of the time. They were often heads of noble households, and played an active role in the church and in industry. Women were at the heart of medieval Europe s textile industry. With primary source material and illuminated manuscripts, this book shows the impact of women during this historic period, including these fascinating stories of famous women.

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This book offers a nice introduction to European women and the role they played during the Middle Ages. It shows that women had more rights than they had at later periods and often served alongside ... Read full review

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Andrea Hopkins (Year of Call 1992) was formerly a member of St John's Chambers in Bristol, before leaving civil litigation practice in 1999 to complete an LLM in international human rights law. She then became Legal A dviser to the Police Service of Northern Ireland, and was responsible for advising the police service on the application of human rights to the investigation of crime and the exercise of police powers. She delivered training programmes for
police officers in human rights and police powers, human rights in the investigation of crime, and professional ethics both in the UK and overseas. She is now a legal adviser for Family Rights Group (FRG) a charity established in 1974 to provide advice and support for families whose children are
involved with social services.

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