What do place names tells us about the early history of England?
Anglo-Saxons putting on Viking (h)airs
The best way to win an Anglo-Saxon woman's heart? Viking haircuts and weekly baths!
A pug’s guide to medieval Holland
Anglo-Saxon missionaries, converted Vikings and medieval murders. This pug has seen traces of them all. Ten medieval places to visit in the Netherlands.
Chop chop! Three bizarre beheadings in Anglo-Saxon England
Peculiar Anglo-Saxon beheadings: Read more about heads that trip up blind people, keep shouting and get stolen by Vikings.
A medieval manuscript ransomed from Vikings: The Stockholm Codex Aureus
A medieval book that was looted by Vikings! Learn more about one of the most beautiful medieval manuscripts: The Stockholm Codex Aureus.
An Anglo-Saxon Anecdote: Dreaming of witch-wives, fiery pitchforks and the Battle of Fulford
The Battle of Fulford (20 September, 1066): prophetic dreams of fork-bearing witch-wives, Vikings hurling pitch-forks at Scarborough and bridges made of people. Snorri Sturluson reports...
Anglo-Saxons in the Low Countries: Boniface in Dorestad
1300 years ago, the Anglo-Saxon missionary Boniface arrived in Dorestad. This blog reports on an exhibition held in celebration of this event.
An Anglo-Saxon Anecdote: How beer and bees beat the Viking siege of Chester in c. 907
How to defeat a Viking siege? Tenth-century Anglo-Saxons prove the answer, apparently, could involve bees.
Lǣce Hwā: Doctor Who in Anglo-Saxon England
The TARDIS occasionally found its way to early medieval England and these visits of the nation’s most beloved ‘Time Lord’ can also teach us something about Anglo-Saxon history and the Old English language. This post is the first of a series of three blogs that deal with the visits of BBC’s Doctor Who to Anglo-Saxon … Continue reading Lǣce Hwā: Doctor Who in Anglo-Saxon England
Old English is alive! Five TV series and movies that use Old English
Old English a dead language? Think again! the language of the Anglo-Saxons is making a comeback in modern cinema.