Find out which Anglo-Saxon manuscripts found their way into Vikings, The Last Kingdom and Assassin's Creed: Valhalla!
Are dwarfs getting you down? Here are five early medieval remedies that may help!
Learn more about the medieval material that inspired Tolkien's Oliphaunts!
A set of Beowulf paper dolls, published in Dutch newspapers in 1934, is now made available with a modern English translation!
Want to compose some Old English or translate a Modern English sentence into Old English? Here is a DIY-Guide!
Geoffrey Chaucer drew on various medieval traditions surrounding pigs to characterise one of his most memorable characters in the Canterbury Tales: Robin the Miller. A boarish fellow In his Canterbury Tales (1387-1400), Geoffrey Chaucer brings to life a great variety of characters who set out on a pilgrimage to Canterbury. To pass the time, the … Continue reading Pigs and Bagpipes: Geoffrey Chaucer’s Miller in Context
Long live the boar! This blog post calls attention to the role of the boar in medieval English royal prophecies.
In light of recent discussions about the term 'Anglo-Saxonist' and the debate around the name of the International Society for Anglo-Saxonists, I have decided to change the name of my blog. Some thoughts on the matter follow below. On the terms 'Anglo-Saxon' and 'Anglo-Saxonist' One of the few contemporary uses of the term 'Anglo-Saxon': a … Continue reading Dutch Anglo-Saxonist website changes its name
From various elf types to ambivalent Wood-Elves and elf-friends, Tolkien's Middle-Earth has close connections to early medieval England. Learn more about Anglo-Saxon elves and their connection to the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien.
This blog looks at some of the downsides of growing old in early medieval England and identifies some cases of what may be termed ‘gerontophobia’, the fear for old age.