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source 1

Gregory of Tours- ten books of history

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source 2

Pope Gregory the great- letter to brunhild

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source 3

Jonas of Bobbio- life of columbanus

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source 4

Fredegar- chronicle

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which is most useful source?

Gregory of Tours

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points in Gregory of Tours

-details how Sigibert I married Brunhild against the law
- initially flattering, did brunhild play a part in appointment of Gregory?

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points in pope Gregory the great

shows she is important because pope is speaking to her
flattering letter, he's asking her to support converting Pagan English and to reform Frankish church

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points in Jonas of Bobbio

'second jezebel'
'wretched woman'
says how brunhild held great influence over the king and turned him against columbanus

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points in Fredegar

everyone feared/ hated her
she was responsible for the death of 10 kings
her death was unpleasant

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how did brunhild have powe

-married
-ruling for others
-visigoth princess
-queen could be most powerful if they could control king

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Who did brunhild have a feud with?

Fredegund (she had killed Brunhild's sister)

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who was brunhild regent for?

son- childebert II
grandson- Theudebert II
great grandson- Sigibert II

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religion of brunhild?

raised arian and converted to christianity

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WOOD

names are the only thing often left attributed to women

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WOOD

queen could be so powerful as they had control of the king's ear and purse