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Role of women

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Beowulf refers to Wealhtheow as a "peace-pledge between nations" (2017). What does this reveal about the role of queens?

A

Queen could serve as ambassadors to other tribes.

B

Queens were expected to make peace after the kings made war with other tribes.

C

A queen could be given to another tribe as a peace pledge.

D

Queens were expected to keep the tempers of their kings in check.

E

Royal marriages were used to solidify peace between tribes.