Terry Jones' Medieval Lives

Season 1 Episode 5

The Damsel

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Aired Unknown Mar 01, 2004 on BBC
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The Damsel
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Passive, shy, helpless, in distress and in need of rescue? It may have been centuries before Women's Liberation, but that doesn't mean medieval damsels had little control over their lives. Some ran businesses, others led armies. Not only were many women strong, powerful and sexually confident, it wasn't unknown for a damsel to abduct a knight. One famous example produced the Scottish hero, Robert the Bruce.moreless

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