Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 7826
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Ewan , Elizabeth.
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  • Title: The Dangers of Manly Women: Late Medieval Perceptions of Female Heroism in Scotland's Second War of Independence [The author examines accounts of two noble women in Scottish histories. Lady Seton urged her husband to resist the English, even at the cost of her hostage son's life. Agnes, countess of Dunbar, held her castle and defied the English attackers repeatedly. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Woman and the Feminine in Medieval and Early Modern Scottish Writing.  Edited by Sarah M. Dunnigan, C. Marie Harker, and Evelyn S. Newlyn.  Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.  Pages 3 - 18.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Agnes, Countess of Dunbar Gender Heroes Historiography Lady Seton of Berwick, Wife of Sir Alexander Seton, Captain of Berwick Noble Women in Literature Politics Scotland Warfare and Warriors Women in Literature
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14- 15- 16
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Guelph
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  • Year of Publication: 2004.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 1403911819
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