A comfortable prison (Mayor graphic novel, s1, p66)

A comfortable prison

A medieval queen was essentially a brood mare, a while she would have enjoyed every comfort thirteenth century Toledo might offer, her lack of freedom was almost complete (so long as she continued fertile). While, no doubt, most mothers love their children – and for Beatrice this seems definitely the case, an intelligent woman like her can not have failed to notice the irony of her situation.

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Jenny Weight
English consultant and graphic novelist
Since leaving the higher education sector I’ve been focussed on thinking about education more holistically – I’m particularly interested in the interface between education and media, but I want to understand better how we can bring our traditional educational institutions to embrace the possibilities that the network and media are opening up. We need to reinvent education to suit the nature of our working lives, and our need to engage in routine lifelong learning. I use my research and writing skills to explore these issues. I consult on education issues and assist postgraduate students with their theses.

As an artist, my new project is Mayor, a graphic novel set in thirteenth century Spain. You can find out more about these activities in my blog: geniwate.com.