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Lucy Allen

Lucy Allen
Lucy Allen has recently finished her PhD at the University of York and is now a Researcher in Medieval Studies. She is planning a new project on Middle English romance and cultural perceptions of women. You can find her blog here

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Women-Only Spaces

Lucy Allen looks at why all the best wombs are wearing misogyny gold this season. I’ve seen several discussions of the medieval birth-chamber as a woman-only space recently, including Helen Castor’s documentary. Castor claims that birth chambers were a space in which women were given extraordinary power in a habitually disempowering society – where midwives had the power to perform …

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