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
The Medieval in Middle-earth: Anglo-Saxon Elephants and Tolkien’s Oliphaunts
Learn more about the medieval material that inspired Tolkien's Oliphaunts!