Voicing the Voiceless – medieval female protagonists

Almodis de La Marche, countess of Toulouse and Barcelona, was, according to the monk chronicler William of Malmesbury, ‘afflicted with a godless female itch’. Ah ha, I thought, she sounds like she should be the heroine of my first novel. After that first novel on Almodis, I wrote four more novels set in early medieval…