The Beowulf Thesaurus is freely available and can offer unique new insights into the vocabulary of early medieval England's best-known epic.
A 9th-century scribe's mistake can now finally be remedied.
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!" This blog post deals with the ways in which a very common Old English phrase was differentiated by early medieval English scribes.
The manuscripts of The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle show a fascinating variety, even in those annals for which there was little to nothing to report.
This blog post looks at how Bede's famous parable of the sparrow was reused in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.
Why did some Anglo-Saxon manuscripts have triangular texts? And where did they get this idea from?
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 do place names tells us about the early history of England?
Information about an Open Access special issue, published in 2017.