Medieval Romance

Back in the pagan days, women were seen as an equal half of the couple - a partner to the man, Fertility festivals would celebrate both halves of the whole, both sharing in the responsibility of life.

When Christianity moved into England, it brought with it the Christian ideas about women - i.e. that a woman was submissive and completely subservient to the man. I have MANY pages on this topic in my religious pages area - Women in the Christian Church. It was an important part of their teachings for many different reasons. Pressing down the "cult of Mary" was one of them. Ensuring priests did not marry - and therefore religious lands never passed out of church control - was another.

Still, romance has always existed, and the feelings between a boy and girl could not be regulated by the church. Youngsters who grew up playing together and flirting would then fall in love.

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Medieval Romance for Men
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