‘Anglo-Saxon’ England – An Introduction

The 'Anglo-Saxons' inhabited what would become England following the fall of Rome, from c.410 up until the invasion of the Normans in 1066. Their lives covered some momentous social changes - the widescale (re?)adoption of Christianity, the emergence of an idea of 'England', invasion and occupation by the 'Vikings' and finally the introduction of feudalism. … Continue reading ‘Anglo-Saxon’ England – An Introduction

Old English Poetry in Fascimile

Finding Old English sources can be difficult, especially for some of the less frequently published poems. Old English Poetry in Fascimile begins to address this issue, and is an important step in the democratisation of history and increased access to sources. Now, if you're looking for a straightforward set of translations into English, then the … Continue reading Old English Poetry in Fascimile

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Archaeology – A Beginner’s Recommended Reading List

Archaeology is a fascinating subject, but is often quite difficult to get into. There's an awful lot of complex jargon associated with it, scientific wizardry, and illegible publications. However, with a little bit of background reading, it's absolutely possible for even the most casual enthusiast to develop a deep and complex understanding of the fundamental … Continue reading Archaeology – A Beginner’s Recommended Reading List