Finding the Female Troubadours

Tiffany explores the fascinating world of female troubadours, who provided the world’s first female-authored secular music!

Court Amoureuse in the Defense of Women

  On Valentine’s Day of 1401, the French Court experienced what might be called the largest court ever assembled. But this was no ordinary court. Founded by King Charles VI and two of his dukes, this court was focused on honoring one thing: women and how...

Lover’s Cassone

A cassone, or marriage chest, was an important part of a girl’s bedroom. Telling a story of romance and beautifully decorated, this cassone was made between 1345 and 1354, and was a high status symbol for rich merchants and aristocrats in Italy. It was also one...

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