A 9th-century scribe’s mistake can now finally be remedied. Continue reading →
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 →
“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. Continue reading →
The manuscripts of The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle show a fascinating variety, even in those annals for which there was little to nothing to report. Continue reading →
This blog post looks at how Bede’s famous parable of the sparrow was reused in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Continue reading →
Why did some Anglo-Saxon manuscripts have triangular texts? And where did they get this idea from? Continue reading →
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