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Beowulf refers to Wealhtheow as a "peace-pledge between nations" (2017). What does this reveal about the role of queens?
Queen could serve as ambassadors to other tribes.
Queens were expected to make peace after the kings made war with other tribes.
A queen could be given to another tribe as a peace pledge.
Queens were expected to keep the tempers of their kings in check.
Royal marriages were used to solidify peace between tribes.