From the submissive to the scandalous, medieval queens held a huge amount of influence over the politics of the day. In this episode, Danièle speaks with Dr. Helen Castor about queenship, the challenges of studying even the most prominent medieval women, and how their stories still resonate today.
Helen Castor is a historian of medieval England, and a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. Her book She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth was published in 2010 and gained wide acclaim. Since then Helen has written about Joan of Arc and Elizabeth I, and has presented several BBC history documentaries. You can follow her on Twitter @hrcastor
The article ‘Just the Good Wife? Death and Legacy of Noblewomen in the Middle Ages,’ by Mariah Luther Cooper, is posted on The Public Medievalist
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