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Feminine Sanctity and Spirituality in Medieval Wales
University of Wales Press (Cardiff 2008)
Drawing on a wide range of sources from saints Lives and native poetry to holy wells and visual evidence, Cartwright explores the meanings, manifestations and related iconography of feminine sanctity in its Welsh context. There were only three long-standing religious houses for nuns in Wales in the Middle Ages. Cartwright examines the extant documentary and literary evidence for these establishments and considers possible reasons for their scarcity.
Sites linked to this source
Llanllugan Abbey, Powys
Llanllŷr Abbey, Ceredigion
Usk Priory, Monmouthshire
People linked to this source
Dafydd ab Owain , Cistercian abbot and bishop of St Asaph (p. 274)
Enoch , founding abbot of Strata Marcella (pp. 263-266)
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