Æthelburg (or Ethelburga): Saint, Abbess, Badass

When the Vikings arrived to pillage Barking Abbey, the power of Æthelburg’s holiness brought wild animals to protect her tomb.

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The Amazons: Warrior Queens

To the late Anglo-Saxons the Amazons were women but not as they knew them: queens who ruled rather than queens consort, as well as conquerors, warriors, pagans, self-mutilators, from elsewhere.