Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 13491
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Meyer , Marc Anthony.
  • Contributor(s):
  • Title: Queens, Convents, and Conversion in Early Anglo-Saxon England [the author argues for the importance of royal and noble women who made politically strategic marriages, in part to convert pagans; some of these same women were then charged with ruling newly founded monasteries or double houses and passed on to their daughters this unique opportunity for exercising power].
  • Source: Revue Bénédictine 109, 40180 ( 1999): Pages 90 - 116.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Authority Conversion, Religious Double Houses Marriage Monasticism Noble Women Politics Queens Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 7
  • Related Resources:
  • Primary Evidence:
  • Illustrations:
  • Table: One table. Table One Religious houses for women in early Anglo-Saxon England founded during the seventh and eighth centuries. The table also indicates the origins of each foundation in the categories of Royal House, Noble House, Borough, Roman Road, Royal Council, Royal Vill, and Royal Administration.
  • Abstract:
  • Author's Affiliation:
  • Conference Info: - , -
  • Year of Publication: 1999.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00350893
  • Material/Technique :
  • Rights: