What did it mean to be a women in Europe from Medieval to Early Modern times?

The historian Catherine Macaulay stated in her History of England, ‘the invidious censures which may ensue from striking into a path of literature rarely trodden by my sex……will not keep me mute in the cause of liberty.’ This statement reflected the resentment well-educated, independent thinking women of Europe felt toward the perceived inferiority of the female sex […]

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The 16th century Reformation & the elevation of women

The Catholic Church’s long held beliefs were rocked by the many changes of the 16th Century Reformation. Puritans in the 17th Century sought continued reform and idealized the church be rebuilt in the purest form of the 1st century, as established by Christ himself. Puritan theology endorsed an intense individual spiritual connection to God, without the […]

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