(11 Nov 2021) Syon’s Abbesses, women’s leadership and book networks in fifteenth-centurry England

When? – Thursday, 11 November 2021 at 5:15 pm (BTS)

Where? – T.S. Eliot Theatre, Merton College

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Syon Abbey is well known for its extensive libraries and its close relationships with London printers and late-medieval nobility. Julia King argues that the Syon Abbesses played a much more active role in the development of Syon’s social and bibliographical networks than has been previously allowed, telling a story of women’s agency and leadership at England’s only Birgittine monastery.

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