I recently Netflicked up "Vision", the story of Hildegaard von Bingen. One of the more striking things about this film is its lack of violence and warfare; for a historical bio set in the 1000s, this isn't particularly typical. It's not an exceedingly quiet film; it stays with you for the action (though nothing gets blowed-up-real-good, politically and spiritually it does not sit still) and performances. I enjoyed it, but not with a depth of emotional attachment. Lovely to look at, and easy to respect for its production and the story itself. Reasonably true to history. Particularly interesting if you read about Hildegaard herself, either before or after watching the film.
"To be the queen, she agreed to be the widow!"
The pre-modern world was willing to attribute charisma to women well before it was willing to attribute sustained rationality to them.
---Medieval Kingship, Henry A. Myers
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