Monthly Archives: March 2014

Women in the Seventh Century

In response to Michelle’s comment on my last post, I thought I would give special prominence to a link that she provided to a late seventh-century Irish law code. Reading through this is a particularly powerful way of glimpsing … Continue reading

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Sex, Violence and the Seventh Century – oh, and Slavery

Recently, I read a review of┬áSlaves and Warriors in Early Medieval Britain and Ireland, 800-1200 by David Wyatt (Leiben and Boston, Brill, 2009). The review was by Richard Marsden and published in issue five of the Kelvingrove Review. I have … Continue reading

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