How would Christian queens have lived in England around the seventh century? How different were their lives from the Disney princesses we see in the movies? And what was their role in bringing Christianity to England? Emma, Trinity, and Christian journey to seventh-century England and explore the captivating stories of some of these queens and their kings with the expert guidance of Dr. Eleanor Parker, Lecturer in Medieval English Literature at Brasenose College in Oxford and author of many books on this week's episode of Kids Talk Church History.
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John 1:1-5 in Old English (read by Dr. Parker):
1. On frymðe wæs Word, and þæt Word wæs mid Gode, and God wæs þæt Word.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2. Þæt wæs on fruman mid Gode.
He was in the beginning with God.
3. Ealle þing wæron geworhte ðurh hyne; and nan þing næs geworht butan him.
All things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made.
4. Þæt wæs lif þe on him geworht wæs; and þæt lif wæs manna leoht.
In him was life, and the life was the light of men.
5. And þæt leoht lyht on ðystrum; and þystro þæt ne genamon.
And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness comprehended it not.
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