Icelandic ‘Viking’ Nicknames – My First Conference Paper

This year I was fortunate enough to give a presentation at The Háskóli Íslands Student Conference on the Medieval North, a wonderful conference for graduate students to share their early research across literature, history and archaeology. Sadly, with Covid, this took place in the slightly dingy confines of my room rather than Reykjavik, but it … Continue reading Icelandic ‘Viking’ Nicknames – My First Conference Paper

River Kings by Cat Jarman: A Review

Cat Jarman's new book River Kings is a huge triumph, not only for the study of the Vikings in England more broadly, but for the accessibility of the archaeological method, and the outstanding uses it can be put to. #ComissionsEarned (This post includes Amazon Affiliate links) - As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying … Continue reading River Kings by Cat Jarman: A Review

The Viking World – Artefact Database

The Swedish History Museum in Stockholm hosts the world's largest collection of Viking artefacts, which tell an impressive story of life, religion, and death in Viking-era Scandinavia. This has recently been digitized into an impressive free online collection that can be browsed on their website here. Each item is provided with an impressive amount of … Continue reading The Viking World – Artefact Database

Vikings in the Danelaw – an Archaeological Footprint

This week I thought I'd write a quick article about my favourite article ever - Richard and Haldenby's 2018 The Scale and Impact of Viking Settlement in Northumbria. You can find a copy of the article here, if you'd like to read along - I'd hugely recommend it. It provides an amazing example of how … Continue reading Vikings in the Danelaw – an Archaeological Footprint