Etheldreda by Moyra Caldecott

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Etheldreda, Princess of East Anglia, Queen of Northumbria and Abbess of Ely, was a remarkable woman who lived in restless, violent times when old beliefs were dying and new ones were struggling to emerge. Pagan clashed with Christian as the seven kingdoms of the Germanic tribes warred against each other and against the native Celts. Occasionally an uneasy peace was bought by the skilful use of the 'diplomatic marriage', and twice Etheldreda, though vowed to chastity, submitted to marriage for political reasons. When her second husband refused to accept the 'arrangement' between them, she fled south to the Island of Ely. But this is not just the story of a seventh-century Anglo-Saxon saint. It is about the general human struggle to comprehend the enigma of existence and to come to terms with Christ's God, faced as we are by a violent and cruel world. This edition also contains several pages of chronology, genealogy, place names, notes and a map. (70000 words)
 

About Moyra Caldecott

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Moyra Caldecott, author of more than 17 books and novels, including Myths of the Sacred Tree and Women in Celtic Myth, has devoted the major portion of her life to collecting and examining myths and legends across the world. With degrees in both English literature and philosophy, Caldecott lectures on the subject of Celtic myths at sacred sites throughout England.
 
Published April 15, 2005 by Mushroom eBooks. 240 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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