What's New: July 2021

July 8, 2021

This month’s update of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography adds 10 new articles focussed on the lives of medieval women ranging from Æthelflæd of Damerham, queen of England and wife of Edmund I, to the welsh poet Gwerful Mechain.

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New and updated subjects - July 2021

Æthelflæd [Æthelflæd of Damerham] (d. 975x991), queen of England

Bruce [Brus], Isabella (d. 1358), queen of Norway

de Verdon [Verdun], Roesia (c. 1204–1247), noblewoman

Douglas, Isabella, countess of Mar and Garioch (d. before 1408), magnate

Eleanor [Eleanor of England] (1269–1298), countess of Bar and princess

Eleanor [Leonor, Alienor] of England (1161–1214), queen of Castile

Elizabeth, countess of Holland and Hereford (1282–1316), princess

Licoricia of Winchester (d. 1277), financier

Margaret [Margaret of England] (b. 1275, d. in or after 1333), duchess of Brabant, Lorraine, and Limburg, and princess

Mechain, Gwerful (fl. 1460–1502), poet

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