The Beowulf Thesaurus is freely available and can offer unique new insights into the vocabulary of early medieval England's best-known epic.
This blog post provides some behind-the-scenes information on the rationale and process behind my Old English grammar videos and also announces a new video!
Information about an Open Access special issue, published in 2017.
The ninth-century manuscript fragment known as the Leiden Leechbook is a unique witness to medical practice in the early Middle Ages and the multilingual nature of the documents from this period.
An Anglo-Saxon trivia quiz that will test (and/or increase) your knowledge about magical medicine in early medieval England!
What roles do worms, spiders and earwigs play in early medieval medicine? And why should you throw a dungbeetle over your shoulder?
For a bonus question on their exam, my students used their artistic talents to draw their own rendition of Grendel's mother from the Old English poem Beowulf.
What is a fifth-century Burgundian king doing in an Anglo-Saxon poem? Learn more about Gundahari (d. 437)
Old English between the lines! Find out more about dot glosses, paving letters and the mysterious 'scratched glosses'.
From a promising youth to an exposed plagiarist, through to a budding novelist and a well-respected scholar of languages. James Platt Jr (1861-1910), an obscure figure in the history of Anglo-Saxon Studies, led a tumultuous life.