Irish Early Law by Fergus Kelly

This is a very good book which is well-written and easy to read. It details the law in Ireland in the Dark Ages and is a fascinating look at the Irish culture that would have been around when the myths were being written down.

Despite what feminists would have us believe, while Irish women had more rights than their continental counterparts, they still did not have it easy.

This book shows that women could only learn professions (such as Druidry) if there were no men in the family left to carry on the family profession. Also, women belonged to the father when they were young, to the husband when they were married and to the family if they were widowed.

This book was expensive at £40, but it was well worth paying the money for it.


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