University of Atlantia

Course Detail

Queens in Anglo-Saxon England

Instructor:
Máire inghean Dhúncháin mhic Oisdealbhaigh


Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
University Session:
UA105 September 12, 2020
Crs #:
624
Time:
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Fee:
Length:
1 hr
Credits:
1
Attendees:
17/∞
Room:
San Gimignano
Course Category:
History
Description
The model for the Anglo-Saxon ideal of a queen can be found in the epic saga "Beowulf". Starting there, this class will examined what qualities an ideal Anglo-Saxon queen possessed, what her role in a royal court was, and the actions and activities she carried out to fulfill that role.. From there we will look at several historic Anglo-Saxon queens like Elfrida and Aethelflaed to see how they met, or didn't meet, those queenly ideals.
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