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?
What do place names tells us about the early history of England?
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!