Post-Black Death: a ‘golden age’ for medieval women?

In the 150 years after the Black Death halved London's population, women enjoyed new economic power in the city. Caroline Barron asks whether this era truly was a 'golden age' for English women

A fresco depicting St Nicholas receiving the sick. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images)

This article was first published in the June 2014 issue of BBC History Magazine 

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