An introduction to the fascinating world of Old English glossed Psalters!
What do place names tells us about the early history of England?
Three early medieval English kings had a thing for candlesticks. From candle clocks to candle chastisement.
The best way to win an Anglo-Saxon woman's heart? Viking haircuts and weekly baths!
A good way to keep out unwanted visitors and an inspiration to authors and artists: decapitation and impalement in Anglo-Saxon England.
Peculiar Anglo-Saxon beheadings: Read more about heads that trip up blind people, keep shouting and get stolen by Vikings.
Following the Norman Conquest, Gytha, former countess of Wessex, was heavily involved in the resistance against William the Conqueror.
Off with my head! A thousand years ago, an Anglo-Saxon peasant beheaded himself. Find out why here.
The second episode of The Last Kingdom (UK airdate: Thursday, 29 October, 9 pm, BBC 2) introduces Prince Alfred, who would later become King Alfred the Great (d. 899). In his first scene, Alfred is portrayed as a man tormented both physically (because of his health) and morally (because of his lustful feelings towards the … Continue reading Passion, Piles and a Pebble: What Ailed Alfred the Great?
Where was the giant Hygelac (mentioned in Beowulf) buried?