|About the Book|
Although there have been many books written about medieval women, few have focused specifically on the lady. In a book designed as a companion to the authors previous book. The Knight in Medieval England. Professor Coss attempts to remedy this with a work which concentrates on the role of the lady within medieval society, how she was perceived both by herself and by her male counterparts, how she related to and participated within the seemingly prevailing male culture of gentility, how the lives of lords and ladies inter-related, and how they behaved towards one another. An invaluable work for academic historians and students, it will also have a wider appeal for the general reader and for those interested in both womens and gender history.