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◀ From writers to scientific pioneers, discover the stories of six of the medieval period’s most remarkable women

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▲ A look at the lives of nuns and other holy women ▲ The perils of giving birth in the Middle Ages

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▲ How much power could a medieval woman truly wield?

▲ Why getting married was of utmost importance

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14 This Month in History August anniversaries, births and deaths

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20 Spotlight on... William Blake Inside the life of a Romantic visionary

67 Q&A What is written in the Exeter Book? This, and other historical conundrums answered

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78 On the HistoryExtra Podcast Discover how you can listen to our new six-part series on the death of Julius Caesar

79 Prize Crossword 81 Next Issue 82 Photo Finish

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