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Sermon about Saxon Women and Norsemen?

Posted: Sat May 16, 2015 5:54 am
by Wayland
A long time ago I came across a reference to an AS sermon that was berating AS women for having relations with Norsemen.

I cannot now remember where it came from and I don't like to reference things without a solid source.

Does anyone by chance know the sermon I'm looking for?

Re: Sermon about Saxon Women and Norsemen?

Posted: Sat May 16, 2015 5:52 pm
by Wayland
Found it..

The Chronicles of John de Cella. Abbot of St. Albans.

"The Danes caused much trouble to the natives of the land; for they were wont, after the fashion of their country, to comb their hair every day, to bathe every Saturday, to change their garments often, and set off their persons by many frivolous devices. In this matter they laid siege to the virtue of the married woman, and persuaded the daughters even of the noble to be their concubines'."

Re: Sermon about Saxon Women and Norsemen?

Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 8:06 am
by sally
utterly unsporting behaviour! :wink: