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Jone Johnson Lewis

Choosing Her Own Path in the Middle Ages

By November 4, 2012

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Try to imagine what it was like in the Middle Ages for a young woman who wanted to choose her own path in life. It took a lot of courage to resist the pressures of family and culture in the 12th century, but Christine of Markyate was a young girl who not only resisted, she succeeded. She founded a community of women religious and influenced several key monastic figures in English history. Learn more: Christina of Markyate

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