Japanese author Murasaki Shikibu writes The Tale of Genji,generally considered the world's first novel.
Eleanor of Aquitaine inherited her father's lands, becoming one of the most influential women of the 12th century.
Byzantine princess Anna Comnena, early woman historian, writes the Alexiad,a 15-volume historical work.
Hojo Masako is an influential woman in medieval Japan.
Eleanor of Aquitaine is an influential woman in twelfth century Europe.
Magna Carta limits royal power in England.