A blockbuster movie depicting Redbad as an early medieval Frisian freedom fighter? A late medieval Frisian audience would not have agreed.
Kings and Candlesticks in Anglo-Saxon England
Three early medieval English kings had a thing for candlesticks. From candle clocks to candle chastisement.
Anglo-Saxon obscenities: Explicit art from early medieval England
From the Bayeux Tapestry erection to well-endowed figurines of Woden, naked devils and a sinner pulling not just at his beard. This blog post is full of Anglo-Saxon obscenities!
An Anglo-Saxon Anecdote: Cnut the Great and the walking dead
Find out how Cnut the Great changed his ways after he had seen the reanimated corpse of Edith of Wilton!
Anglo-Saxons putting on Viking (h)airs
The best way to win an Anglo-Saxon woman's heart? Viking haircuts and weekly baths!
Heads on sticks: Decapitation and impalement in early medieval England
A good way to keep out unwanted visitors and an inspiration to authors and artists: decapitation and impalement in Anglo-Saxon England.
The Illustrated Psalms of Alfred the Great: The Old English Paris Psalter
Learn more about a beautiful Old English manuscript, featuring the (partly) illustrated Psalm translations ascribed to Alfred the Great!
Boars of battle: The wild boar in the early Middle Ages
During the Middle Ages, the wild boar was admired and feared for its courage and ferocity. Learn more about this warrior among beasts!
An Anglo-Saxon Anecdote: How a peasant beheaded himself
Off with my head! A thousand years ago, an Anglo-Saxon peasant beheaded himself. Find out why here.
How to cook your dragon and a medieval cure for old age
Cooked dragon flesh as a remedy for old age. Read al about it in the ultimate medieval guide to prevent and cure old age by Roger Bacon (c.1214-c.1294).