Nunneries & the Anglo-Saxon Royal Houses


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Nunneries and the Anglo-Saxon Royal Houses is the first book to examine in detail a distinctive group of female religious communities which were founded by royal families and usually commanded by princesses and queens. Although the author recognizes that facets of their history can be viewed in common with that of other ecclesiastical houses in Anglo-Saxon England, she is particularly interested in what made them different. She shows that the fortunes of the nunneries were inextricably linked with those of the royal ...

Nunneries and the Anglo-Saxon Royal Houses 2003, Continnuum-3pl, New York

ISBN-13: 9780826460400