Flashcards in CONTESTED QUEENSHIP Deck (15)
Gregory of Tours- ten books of history
Pope Gregory the great- letter to brunhild
Jonas of Bobbio- life of columbanus
which is most useful source?
Gregory of Tours
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?
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
points in Jonas of Bobbio
says how brunhild held great influence over the king and turned him against columbanus
points in Fredegar
everyone feared/ hated her
she was responsible for the death of 10 kings
her death was unpleasant
how did brunhild have powe
-ruling for others
-queen could be most powerful if they could control king
Who did brunhild have a feud with?
Fredegund (she had killed Brunhild's sister)
who was brunhild regent for?
son- childebert II
grandson- Theudebert II
great grandson- Sigibert II
religion of brunhild?
raised arian and converted to christianity
names are the only thing often left attributed to women