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Historia - Stephen Pollington: Gold-Adorned Queen - the Lady of the Mead Hall at Sutton Hoo

Does the legend of the gold-adorned Lady of the Mead Hall match up to the archaeological evidence?

The image of the graceful lady with the horn of mead, adorned with gold and orchestrating events in the mead hall, is a familiar one from literature in England, Scandinavia and elsewhere. To what extent does the evidence of archaeology of England and Northern Europe support this idea? What was the true status and power of the 'gold-adorned queen' in the halls of the north?

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Historia - Stephen Pollington: Gold-Adorned Queen - the Lady of the Mead Hall at Sutton Hoo
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