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Ah, Those Irish Colleens!

Ah, Those Irish Colleens!Heroic Women of Ireland

While women in modern Western society have spent the last century fighting for equal rights, women in ancient Ireland were accorded legal equality with men. Under the Brehon Laws women had the right to own property, rule territories, seek an education, and sue for divorce. Celtic women were also... more

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  • ISBN 9781581823554
  • Imprint Cumberland House Publishing
  • Category Social Science

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Overview

While women in modern Western society have spent the last century fighting for equal rights, women in ancient Ireland were accorded legal equality with men. Under the Brehon Laws women had the right to own property, rule territories, seek an education, and sue for divorce. Celtic women were also warriors, frequently taking up arms and marching into battle with their brothers and husbands.