Painting of Countess Matilda

Medieval Mold-Breaking Women: Countess Matilda of Tuscany

There were not many medieval rulers who could claim such an exceptional political life. Without a doubt, Matilda was among the most brazen and commanding women of the Middle Ages. Continue reading Medieval Mold-Breaking Women: Countess Matilda of Tuscany

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Picture of Marie's seal

Medieval Mold-Breaking Women: Countess Marie of Champagne

Countess Marie wasn’t exactly a mold-breaker, but her influence on society—both medieval and later—makes her a remarkable woman. Rather than defy the culture of her day, she was instrumental in defining culture for centuries to come. Continue reading Medieval Mold-Breaking Women: Countess Marie of Champagne