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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Hug a Medievalist Day giveaway!

I'll bet you thought next Sunday is Easter, and you would certainly be right. But it is also time to celebrate Hug a Medievalist Day again! I recently moved into a new house and in packing up the old one, discovered that I have two copies of Medieval Women. This slim book (112 pp) is a collection of lectures by medieval historian Eileen Power covering "...medieval theories of the woman's work and her place in the world." These lectures "...give a vivid account...of the lady, the peasant, the townswoman, the nun. A chapter on education surveys the schooling available to girls, as well as the subjects and skills that were taught."


(Your copy's book cover will not look exactly like this. I couldn't find a copy of the cover on the prize version.)


If this sounds like a book you'd like for Hug a Medievalist Day, just enter via the Rafflecopter form below and leave a comment telling me the name of a medieval character, real or fictional, that you would like to hug.

Deadline to enter is Hug a Medievalist Day (March 31), 2013. The winner will be drawn on April 1. (That that's no fool!) USA entries only, please.

OFFICIAL RULES: NO PURCHASE NECESSSARY. Entrants must be 18 years or older. Winners will be selected on April 1, 2013 and have 48 hours to respond to an email notifying them of their win. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Questions? Contact me at jdipastena@yahoo.com.


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20 comments:

Deborah Swift said...

I'd like to hug Chaucer for giving us his 'Tales'. Amazing they have survived that long. It would be great if ours survived that many years! Thanks for the Giveaway.

Katie Amanda said...

King Arthur! :)

Jeannette said...

Does Acelet count? You know I'd like to hug him! If not, I'll fall back to King Arthur.

Rachel Rossano said...

I would love to hug Tomas Dyrease, Earl of Irvaine and the hero of my latest release, Duty: a novel of Rhynan.

Danielle G. said...

Hmm... This is difficult. I think I'll go with Anna of Byzantine from the book of the same name by Tracey Barlett who is based off of an actual person. I think the character probably needed a hug after all the stuff she went through.

Carol L. said...

I would love to hug Liam O'Neill from Brenda Joyce's The Game. :)
Thanks for the chance.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

Debra Erfert said...

I'm still waiting on your next book, Joyce. Anytime now...*taps foot*

I'd love to hug Sir Etienne de Brielle a time to ten.

Susan G. Haws said...

For a real person Christopher Columbus and those people I am descended from that seem less real to me than the Fictional King Arthur whom I would hug.

Julie Martin Wallace said...

Robert the Minstrel needs a great big hug.

A M Jenner said...

I'd like to hug my several-times great grandfather, Edward I of England, without whom I would not be here.

Monique said...

Jarlath Fitzgerald and his lovely bride, Ainnir O'Byrne from Pull of The Yew Tree by Pauline Toohey

Cheri Schmidt said...

My several times back great grandfather. Edward, The Black Prince. He's Medieval, right?

Valerie Steimle said...

Definitely hug Robin of Loxley-- Love his work!!
Valerie Steimle

Joyce DiPastena said...

This entry is for Anna Del C. Dye who was unable to enter with Rafflecopter. Anna would like to hug Lancelot. (Who wouldn't?) ;-)

Granny Enchanted said...

I'd like to hug Robin Hood. Thanks for the contest! GrannyEnchanted1@gmail.com

Ruth Hill said...

King Arthur, I think.

Melinda Dartmann said...

Joan Of Arc! She was phenomenal!

Anna Memphis said...

I've always loved Eleanor of Aquitaine, but I'm reading Ormrod's Edward III and Isabella, the queen mother, is a BAMF :D

mamabunny13 said...

King Arthur is a great character that deserves a hug!

The Scrivener said...

I'd hug Griselde from the Clerk's Tale. She needs one. My second choice would be Sir Gareth.