Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 4200
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Marino , Nancy F.
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  • Title: How Portuguese "Damas" Scandalized the Court of Enrique IV of Castile [The young women who accompanied the Portuguese princess Juana to the Castilian court caused a great stir. They dressed provocatively, were sexually aggressive, and sometimes wore men's clothing and carried weapons. Several of them became the mistresses of powerful men in the kingdom. When the advisors to Isabella I, la Catolica, Enrique's successor, wished to discredit the king, they used the Portuguese "damas" as another instance of his immorality. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source URL: Essays in Medieval Studies (Full Text via Project Muse) 18 (2001): 43-52 Link Info target = '_blank'>Essays in Medieval Studies (Full Text via Project Muse) 18 (2001): 43-52 Link Info
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Clothing Honor Juana, Wife of Enrique IV, King of Castile, and Sister of Alfonso V, King of Portugal Ladies-in-Waiting Noble Women Portugal Reputation
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  • Geographic Area: Iberia
  • Century: 15
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  • Author's Affiliation: Michigan State University
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  • Year of Publication: 2001.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 10432213
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