Here you will be able to find all the blog posts written about the women of the Reformation. This is by no means a complete list of the women of the Reformation and more will be added in the future. Feel free to contact me if you’d like to know more about these women or any others who I’ve not written about yet!

Fun fact: Armed with Bible’s written in their own language, female-led Bible studies became increasingly popular during the Reformation. In Germany the name “Frauenzimmer”, originally meaning “ladies’ room”, was used to describe these groups which were especially popular amongst Lutherans.

Katharina Schütz Zell – Kirchenmutter/Church Mother

Katharina Schütz Zell was a key member of the Strasbourg Reformers. As the 4th clerical wife, Katharina carved out her own ministry paving the way for future generations of women. But it was not easy for her.

Anna Pedersdotter – The Alleged Norwegian Witch

Anna Pedersdotter was the wife of a Lutheran pastor. When he husbands actions proved unpopular with the local community, it was Anna not he who faced the consequences – a witch trial!

Wibrandis Rosenblatt – “So lovely…none so fair”

In her sixty years Wilbrandis; married four times (three times to Reformers); was widowed four times; had 11 children and burried most in their childhood; she lived through war, famine, exile and three plagues; all whilst maintaining her zeal for the Reformation.


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