1000’s to 1300’s

1000’s to 1300’s

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Place of Setting Author Title Notes
England Bracewell, Patricia Shadow on the Crown 1000’s — Queen Emma
England Holland, Cecelia The Secret Eleanor Eleanor of Aquitaine and her sister Petronilla in 1151-1152
England McGrath, Carol The Handfasted Wife 1000’s – based on the life of Edith Swan-Neck
England Seton, Anya Katherine 1300’s — based on the life of Katherine Swynford, an ancestor of British royalty
England Warner, Sylvia Townsend The Corner That Held Them 1300’s — Benedictine Nuns
England Willis, Connie Doomsday Book 1300’s — time-travel, science fiction, historical fiction
France Anton, Maggie Rashi’s Daughters, Book I: Joheved Late 1000’s — a Jewish scholar educated his daughters when women were forbidden to study holy texts
France Avery, Fiona The Crown Rose 1240 — based on the life of Isabelle of France
France Cokal, Susann Mirabilis A wet nurse in the 1300’s could save her town from starvation.
France Novik, Mary Muse 1300’s – the story of Petrarch’s scribe and lover
Germany Sharratt, Mary Illuminations 1100’s — based on the life of Hildegard of Bingen
Ireland Morgan, Robin The Burning Time 1300’s — women who fought Inquisition
Italy Holland, Cecelia Great Maria 1000’s – daughter of a robber baron
Japan Dalby, Liza The Tale of Murasaki Based on the life of Murasaki Shikibu, author of The Tale of Genji in the 11th century
North America (Alaska) Wallis, Velma Two Old Women Based on an Athabaskan Indian legend, this story takes place before Europeans arrived in North America
North America (Indigenous Tribes) Shuler, Linda Lay She Who Remembers 1200’s – the daughter of a Pueblo Indian woman and a Viking invader is exiled from her tribe
North America (Indigenous Tribes) Spinka, Penina Keen Picture Maker 1300’s – adventures of a young woman who can foretell the future through drawings
Norway Undset, Sigrid Kristin Lavransdatter I: The Wreath 1300’s – coming-of-age novel. Author won the Nobel Prize.
Persia (Iran) Levy Mossanen, Dora Harem 1300’s – three generations of Jewish women in Persia
Scotland Kaufman, Pamela Shield of Three Lions 1100’s — woman disguises herself as a boy
Scotland King, Susan Fraser Lady Macbeth 1000’s — Lady Macbeth re-imagined