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==The Worthy Women==
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Culled from a variety of sources, a representative list of the medieval Nine Worthy Women is
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*Ancient Worthies
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**[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucretia Lucretia]
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**[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veturia Veturia]
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**[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_(given_name) Virginia]
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*Biblical Worthies
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**[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esther Esther]
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**[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judith Judith]
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**[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jael Jahel]
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*Modern Worthies
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**[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helena_of_Constantinople Saint Helena]
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**[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Bridget_of_Sweden Saint Brigitta]
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**[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elisabeth_of_Hungary Saint Elizabeth]
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Revision as of 10:52, 8 December 2008

The Nine Worthies were nine historical figures chosen by Jean de Longuyon in his Voeux du Paon in the early 14th century as archetypes of chivalry. They are divided into three groups of three. Caxton, in his introduction to the first edition of Mallory's Morte d'Arthur, specifically cites the Nine Worthies to place Mallory's work in context.

The three pagan or Ancient worthies were classical figures, the three Jewish or Biblical worthies were mentioned in the Old Testament and the three Christian or "Modern" worthies were more contemporary figures.

While the Nine Worthies were, and have survived, as a fixed list recognized as authoritative, lists of Nine Worthy Women, where they exist, vary one from another.

The Worthies

The Worthy Women

Culled from a variety of sources, a representative list of the medieval Nine Worthy Women is