Large and Archaeologically Distinctive, or Invisible?
A colourful and shocking set of nicknames in early medieval Winchester leave historians as confused as they are amused; what might they have meant?
Explaining Viking Trade Weights 'Viking-Age’ trade weights are a widely attested phenomena in Scandinavia, but equally so in England. Manufactured in a…
Eadric Silvaticus (‘the wild’), who rebelled against king William I in the years after the Norman Conquest of 1066, has become something of a mythical…
How was the built environment used to express power and status?
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I am terribly bored by the history of great people. Wars and politics, currency reforms, royal marriages, fiscal policy, state-building, trade treaties…
A (mercifully) short post today, looking at the remarkably consistent use of food to express power by the elite before the Norman Conquest.
An Introduction
Alongside Eadric ‘the Wild’, Hereward ‘the Wake’ occupies a semi-mythological status. Rising in rebellion in 1070 against Norman occupation following…
I’ve recently rediscovered a recording of the first ever conference paper I gave, almost two years ago. It focused on the question of nicknames in the…
If we’re going to start thinking seriously about nicknames as a historical source, monarchs are a good place to start. For one, we have far more…
The Exon Domesday is the surviving record of an earlier stage of the Domesday survey of England in 1086, covering a circuit of the South-West of…