[Sca-cooks] Age in the Middle Ages (was Re: Hildegard's dips?)
johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu
Fri Sep 14 04:32:04 PDT 2007
Remove childbirth, of course, and the dangers associated with it, and
nuns might well
have stood a better chance of living a long life in the medieval period.
Ana Valdés wrote:
> Sorry I was a bit sloppy in my redaction! 40 years was possible not
> old, but Hildegarde was definitely old for her time's life
> expectations! She outlived four popes and three emperors, 81 years was
> definitely old in the 1100!
> See the ages of some of her contemporaneans, William the Conqueror,
> 1028-1087, Pope Urban the II, 1040-1099.
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