Anglo-Saxon

A leading Anglo-Saxon scholar, whose influence will be felt for generations to come.

In the debate over the term 'Dark Ages' the importance of Tintagel in early medieval Britain should not be forgotten.

Simon Keynes argues that the reign of the famously incompetent king, who died in London a thousand years ago, is in need of reappraisal.

Though he was king for just 222 days, the life and legacy of Edmund II, who ascended to the English throne 1,000 years ago this year, remain impressive, claims David McDermott.

Far from a static system, Anglo-Saxon personal names reflected societal changes.

Schoolboys forget their books, lose their pens and laugh at dirty jokes. This was true even in the rigorous atmosphere of the Anglo-Saxon classroom.

Eleanor Parker's blog takes in an astoundingly wide range of subjects relating to Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian history and literature

The use and re-use of Anglo-Saxon stone carvings as gravestones, bricks and horse troughs. 

After the Romans left and the Anglo-Saxons arrived, the south-west of England became the predominant kingdom. William Seymour traces the growth of the Kingdom of Wessex from the early sixth century.

Dianne Ebertt Beeaff explains the disappearance from view of Anglo-Saxon family names from modern English life.