Bathilde

Bathilde was an Anglo-Saxon woman of power who lived in the 5th century. Of noble birth, she was sold into slavery as a child. At 19 she caught the eye of Clovis II, a Frank King. Soon after the two formed a partnership of marriage. Bathilde devoted much of her life to charitable works, including abolishing child slavery. This sketch shows the symbol on her ring, a seal chock full of Anglo-Saxon indigenous wisdom. The documentary, Bathilde: Ring of Desire, explains more about the seal, which depicts Bathilde making love to her husband.

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