Saintly Women in Anglo-Saxon England
Sat, 1 June 2019
How could a woman become a saint in Anglo-Saxon England? How did the Anglo-Saxons think about and revere their female saints? This study day will look at female saints in the Latin literature of Anglo-Saxon England, examining what the criteria for sainthood were, what models those who wrote about female saints were drawing on, and how those models were adapted for a different culture and a changing world.
Tutor: Eleanor Smith, Tutor in Medieval Welsh and Insular Latin
Venue: Chapter Room, Deanery
Date: Saturday 1 June
Time: 10.30am-3.30pm Price: £25
During this study day we will discuss the role of chastity in female sainthood, and threats to a saint's chastity as a feature of saints' Lives. If you are concerned that you may find these topics distressing, please contact Eleanor, who will be able to advise: email@example.com.
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