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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

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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: es648@alumni.cam.ac.uk.

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