Seax (noun):

  1. a knife, an instrument for cutting

  2. as a weapon, a short sword, dagger



My name is Tristan, and I’m a PhD student researching nicknames in early medieval England. This Substack is largely an attempt to share some of my interesting findings through a set of in-depth biographies for individuals with strange, amusing or confusing nicknames. I’ll also post some broader ideas about history and archaeology as and when they occur to me!

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Early medieval nicknames- the good, the bad, and the down-right confusing


Historian of questionable ability interested in early medieval 'nicknames' and prosopography.