Illuminated Lives: A Brief History of Women's Work in the Middle Ages

Illuminated Lives: A Brief History of Women's Work in the Middle Ages

5 mins | Documentary, Animation, History | July 4, 1989

This animated short challenges enduring myths, spawned by fairy tales and romances, about women in medieval society. It explores the differences and similarities between that distant period and our own, and shows what medieval women’s lives were really like.

Illuminated Lives: A Brief History of Women's Work in the Middle Ages

5 mins | Documentary, Animation, History | July 4, 1989

Illuminated Lives: A Brief History of Women's Work in the Middle Ages
This animated short challenges enduring myths, spawned by fairy tales and romances, about women in medieval society. It explores the differences and similarities between that distant period and our own, and shows what medieval women’s lives were really like.
Producers National Film Board of Canada
Original title Illuminated Lives: A Brief History of Women's Work in the Middle Ages
Directors Ellen Besen
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