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Jone Johnson Lewis

Adelaide, Empress and Saint

By January 28, 2013

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At the end of the early middle ages, a royal woman's fate, including her marriage, was not her own to decide. Like royal women through the ages, she might be married to another royal, to build closer ties or settle a dispute. Often, though, her future was even more out of her hands. Witness Adelaide, whose first marriage may have ended in murder, with the murderer wanting to force her next marriage on her. Learn more about this medieval empress, regent and saint: Adelaide


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