Onund appears in the beginning of Grettir's Saga, a 14thC Icelandic Saga, as a kind of genealogical backstory. A free version of the saga is available on the Saga Database here if you want to explore it more, based Morris and Magnusson's translation, and for the purpose of accessibility this will be the translation used … Continue reading Onund ‘Treefoot’ the Viking
Recently, St Cross College ran their yearly history prize. This involved, among other things, producing a plain English explanation of your current research. I thought I'd take this opportunity to share the result, and a little bit more about my research. How can we use nicknames for past societies to ask important questions about the … Continue reading What Can Nicknames Tell Us About History?