Peace-Weavers & Shield-Maidens
Women in Early English Society

Kathleen Herbert

64 Pages, ISBN 9781898281115     
Anglo-Saxon Books, 1997 - 2013     

The recorded history of the English people did not start in 1066 as popularly believed but almost one-thousand years earlier. The Roman historian Cornelius Tacitus noted in Germania, published in the year 98, that the English (Latin Anglii), who lived in the southern part of the Jutland peninsula, where members of an alliance of Goddess-worshippers. Kathleen Herbert has taken that as an appropriate opening to an account of the earliest English-women, the part they played in the making of England, what they did in peace and war, the impressions they left in Britain and on the continent, how they were recorded in the chronicles, how they came alive in riddles and verse.

Some cultures have created legends about immortal females while their own flesh-and-blood womenfolk get sexually bullied and mentally stunted. There is enough material from early England for readers to make up their own minds about what the English women of that period were like, their fates and their fortunes.

(The text above comes from the back of the book)     

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