The Song of Hild
Vibeke Vasbo & Gaye Kynoch
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Abbess Hild of Whitby was an extraordinary woman living in extraordinary times. In this exquisite translation of the #1 Danish bestselling novel Hildas sang, we are drawn into a world of dark dealings, powerful patriarchy and religious wrangling.
In the political and religious upheavals of the seventh-century British Isles, tensions between the Danish-German invaders and native Celts mirror power struggles masquerading as religious struggles that reverberate internationally today. In The Song of Hild we are brought face-to-face with the political manoeuvres of conflicting religions, the building of a double monastery, and the power exercised by the Church of Rome.
This is a gritty, powerful story about the prominent role women played in the spread of Christianity in seventh-century Britain.
“a bestseller of great literary quality”
Ekstra Bladet (from a review of the original Danish edition)