a medieval minute: Beguines, an early women’s movement

a beguinage, an architectural complex to house Beguines

a beguinage, an architectural complex to house Beguines

A sketch of a tomb of a Parisian Beguine

A sketch of a tomb of a Parisian Beguine

Beguines were women who lived in religious communities without vows or retiring from the world. They could leave and even marry. They lived in poverty and worked with the sick and the poor.They were popular in Northern Europe from the 13th through the 16th centuries.

To learn more:
http://www.users.csbsju.edu/~eknuth/xpxx/beguines.html
http://stores.renstore.com/history-and-traditions/the-beguine-womens-movement-of-the-13th-century#.WCpZOuErKAw

My novels, including my medieval trilogy, are available on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Phyllis-Hall-Haislip/e/B001JS2WB2

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About medievalphyllis

I love history and I love writing. I've been working on an historical novel about a medieval viscountess, Ermengarde of Narbonne since 2009. It has been quite a journey and the journey isn't over. Previously I written 6 historical novels for kids, but this is a new challenge.
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One Response to a medieval minute: Beguines, an early women’s movement

  1. Gevene Hertz says:

    We have visited these in the Netherlands. Lovely peaceful little places.

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