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.


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.