International Women’s Day

And because I forgot it was International Women’s Day, I will now share a made-up Old English word to describe something there should be a word for: cempa-cwen: warrior queen. (“kem-pah-kwen”)

I’m saying that person in armour on the eh (WOTD) is a cempa-cwen.


From Marginalia blog: Christine de Pizan before the personifications of Rectitude, Reason, and Justice in her study, while outside the ladies build the Cité des dames at the beginning of La Cité de dames. British Library, Harley MS 4431, f. 290r (c. 1410-c. 1414).