According to Anna Comnena, the Byzantine historian, Sichelgaita of Salerno personally turned the tide at the battle of Dyrrachium when she charged at her own troops and drove them towards their enemy. But did such a thing ever happen? Who was Sichelgaita – a warrior, a wife, or a protective mother?
Eads, Valerie. “Sichelgaita of Salerno: Amazon or Trophy Wife?” Journal of Medieval Military History 3 (2005): 72-87.
Skinner, Patricia. “‘Halt! Be Men!’: Sikelgaita of Salerno, Gender and the Norman Conquest of Southern Italy." Gender & History 12:3 (2000): 622-41.
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