Anglo-Saxon missionaries, converted Vikings and medieval murders. This pug has seen traces of them all. Ten medieval places to visit in the Netherlands.
Cats leaving paw-prints and pee-stains in medieval manuscripts. An old blog post and its aftermath.
The news of the closure of Jarrow's visitor attraction Bede's World was disheartening. It was one of England's very few museums solely devoted to the Anglo-Saxon past and I fondly remember visiting the place several years back (one of the highlights of my visit was adopting Hilda the pig via the animal adoption then still in … Continue reading Bits of Bede. Or: Why Bede deserves his own museum
Splitting Anglo-Saxon Hairs: Cuthbert’s Comb Vikings, Alfred the Great and ninth-century England - The Last Kingdom (BBC; based on the Saxon Stories by Bernard Cornwell) will undoubtedly spark an interest into the Anglo-Saxons. On this blog, I will regularly discuss some of the historical and/or cultural background of The Last Kingdom, without major plot spoilers. In the first … Continue reading Splitting Anglo-Saxon Hairs: Cuthbert’s Comb
Learn more about the Anglo-Saxon saint Adalbert (d. 740; Feast day: 25 June). In Holland, water from his holy well is used to brew beer.