Find out which Anglo-Saxon manuscripts found their way into Vikings, The Last Kingdom and Assassin's Creed: Valhalla!
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.
Whether as a royal present, a reward for heroism, a treasured heirloom or an impressive bride price, a horse was the perfect gift in early medieval England!
With the upper body of a human and the lower body of a horse, centaurs are one of the most recognisable creatures of Greek mythology. However, these horse-human-hybrids also make their appearance in the cultural record of early medieval England.
From the Bayeux Tapestry erection to well-endowed figurines of Woden, naked devils and a sinner pulling not just at his beard. This blog post is full of Anglo-Saxon obscenities!
As Easter is drawing near, this blog post deals with a unique early medieval manuscript that reveals how missionaries around the year 600 tried to teach the story of the Passion to the Anglo-Saxons. Notably, they used a rather modern method: teaching through comics. Saint Augustine of Canterbury (d. 604) In the year 597, a … Continue reading Teaching the Passion to the Anglo-Saxons: An early medieval comic strip in the St Augustine Gospels