Saturday, May 9, 2015

1500s The Ladies get equal time with The Nine Male Worthies


The Nine Worthies are 9 historical, scriptural, & legendary males who personify the ideals of chivalry as were established in the Middle Ages. They usually included 3 good pagans: Hector, Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar; 3 good Jews: Joshua, David and Judas Maccabeus; and 3 good Christians: King Arthur, Charlemagne and Godfrey of Bouillon.  They were 1st described in the early 14C, by Jacques de Longuyon in his Voeux du Paon (1312).  Here George Glover seems to concoct his own version of Lady Worthies.  By the late 14C, Lady Worthies began to accompany the Nine Worthies, although their identities often changed.


 George Glover c 1630 The Nine Woeman Worthys  Margaret wife to Henry the sixt



 George Glover c 1630 The Nine Woeman Worthys Artimetia



 George Glover c 1630 The Nine Woeman Worthys Bonditia



 George Glover c 1630 The Nine Woeman Worthys Debora



 George Glover c 1630 The Nine Woeman Worthys Hester



 George Glover c 1630 The Nine Woeman Worthys Judeth



 George Glover c 1630 The Nine Woeman Worthys Penthisilaea



 George Glover c 1630 The Nine Woeman Worthys Queen Elizabeth



George Glover c 1630 The Nine Woeman Worthys Zenobia


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