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By Christine E. Fell

This fully-illustrated research addresses the disputed roles of Anglo-Saxon girls inside of medieval scholarship. initially forged because the partners and equals of fellows, ladies have extra lately seemed in Anglo-Saxon debts as servants and slaves, habitually overwhelmed, ignored and abused. Re-examining an intensive diversity of resource fabric together with wills, charters, letters, chronicles, archaeological discoveries, place-names and poetry, Christine Fell resolves this contradiction finding the distortion and prejudice inside of earlier scholarship. concluding chapters study the impression of the Norman Conquest which prompted a dramatic shift during this trend of equality that prolonged past the social, financial and political place of girls, and tainted the documents of written historical past.

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