“The Dark Queens” Documents Female Power and Erasure in Early Medieval France

History books often glaze over the period in Europe just after the fall of the Roman Empire and before the rise of the feudal states. The so-called Dark Ages existed in the shadows of their better documented historical book ends. But there were plenty of engrossing events going on.

The Dark Queens: The Bloody Rivalry that Forged the Medieval World is a book that zeros in on two sixth century queens who married into the early dynasty that consolidated power in what is now modern day France and somewhat beyond. News Director Shannon Young spoke with the book’s author, Shelley Puhak.

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