An introduction to the fascinating world of Old English glossed Psalters!
A Digital Beowulf Thesaurus! Exploring the Epic in Evoke
The Beowulf Thesaurus is freely available and can offer unique new insights into the vocabulary of early medieval England's best-known epic.
Missing line of 1400-year old poem found! Columbanus’s ‘De mundi transitu’ once more complete!
A 9th-century scribe's mistake can now finally be remedied.
Heaven is a place without old age: Age and the afterlife in early medieval England
From the Viking mead drinking in Valhalla to the unending punishments of the Greek underworld, the afterlife has always been an imaginative place. In this blog post, I survey how the afterlife was conceptualised in early medieval England, in particular with reference to 'old age'. Heaven is a place without old age The prime place … Continue reading Heaven is a place without old age: Age and the afterlife in early medieval England
“Men þa leofestan!” Manuscript variations of an Old English formula
"Men þa leofestan!" This blog post deals with the ways in which a very common Old English phrase was differentiated by early medieval English scribes.
When medieval chroniclers have nothing to report: The years 190-381 in The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
The manuscripts of The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle show a fascinating variety, even in those annals for which there was little to nothing to report.
From Bede (731) to BONE (1991-2004): A sparrow’s flight through the ages
This blog post looks at how Bede's famous parable of the sparrow was reused in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.
Triangular texts in three manuscripts from early medieval England
Why did some Anglo-Saxon manuscripts have triangular texts? And where did they get this idea from?
Teaching Old English on YouTube
This blog post provides some behind-the-scenes information on the rationale and process behind my Old English grammar videos and also announces a new video!
What’s in a place name? The toponymy of early medieval England
What do place names tells us about the early history of England?