Women's Biography: Ascelina
There are letters written to and by Ascelina.
Ascelina was a nun who had chosen the religious life rather than marriage. She was apparently from an aristocratic background, having been betrothed to a nephew of the duke of Burgundy as an infant. Peter of Blois wrote to her applauding her choice of the religious life over a life of wealth and power. In the PL, the letter is addressed to Anselma, but according to Michael Markowski, the best manuscripts give her name as Ascelina.1