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#14 "The Courtships of Elizabeth, Joan of Arc"

#14 "The Courtships of Elizabeth, Joan of Arc"
Sub Category: RPG Magazines
Publish Year: 1999
Pages: 104
Dimensions: 8.5x11x.2"
Restockable: No
Type: Magazine


The Lessons of Ladies' Medieval Courtesy Books
Between the 12th and 15th centuries, ladies enjoyed an array of titillating literature, including the popular "courtesy literature," books of instructional poems of etiquette and moral advice. The guidelines set forth in these books reflected medieval society's standards and ideals regarding women and their relationships with others.

The Courtships of Elizabeth R
The recent film Elizabeth presents a young, sensual queen, disappointed in her lover Robert Dudley because he turns out to be married, and in her suitor the Duke of Anjou, because he cross-dresses in women's garments. As a result of these experiences, she cuts off her hair and recreates herself as the Virgin Queen who gives up love to become an effective monarch. But the historical Elizabeth was much more complex.

Joan of Arc
This year a new motion picture and a TV special about Joan of Arc will find their places amongst scores of other cinematic portrayals of her passion. Operas, ballets, and musical scores commemorate her short life. Playwrights have told the tale, and books by the hundreds appear every year in every language, all retelling the same old tale not bad for someone who died when she was 19.