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September 22, 2003

Anglo-Saxon Queen

Interesting archaeological find, a 6 foot (1.83 meters) tall female Germanic warrior who fits the martial model of her Celtic precedessor Boadicea. Interesting read in the context of previous posts on Celtic & Anglo-Saxon ancestry in the British population-if a warrior queen crossed the seas it seems likely other frauleins also made the journey.

Posted by razib at 10:29 PM




A forthcoming mini-series called "Boudicca" has the quarrelsome queen played by redheaded Alex Kingston: Dr Corday on "E.R.".

Posted by: WJ Phillips at September 23, 2003 03:54 AM


it seems likely other frauleins also made the journey.

Whenever I see the word fraulein, I can't help thinking of a doughty giantess of a woman wearing a horned helmet Hagar style, and going by the name of "Helga." I know it isn't a fair stereotype, as there are lots of attractive German women, but I can't help myself. In this case, though, the stereotype seems entirely fitting, doesn't it?

Posted by: Hanno Buddenbrook at September 24, 2003 06:00 AM


Whenever I see the word fraulein, I can't help thinking of a doughty giantess of a woman...

All the stranger to someone who speaks german, since the word is a diminutive form...

Posted by: bbartlog at September 24, 2003 07:17 AM