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Historia - Prof Gale Owen-Crocker: Anglo-Saxon Woman, Women, Womanhood

Literature and art stereotype Anglo-Saxon womanhood: saintly virgin, mother, mourner; but just occasionally we find evidence of women breaking out into frivolity, sexual enjoyment or friendly competition with the husband! Few Anglo-Saxon women are documented by name; most were not English-born or, if they were, gained fame abroad. In contrast, cemetery archaeology provides a wealth of information about pre-eighth-century woman, potentially not just gender but also status, ethnicity, perceived role in society; life experience and circumstances of death. Literature and art stereotype womanhood but we find evidence of women breaking out into frivolity, sexual enjoyment or friendly competition with the husband!
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Historia - Prof Gale Owen-Crocker: Anglo-Saxon Woman, Women, Womanhood
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