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Lindisfarne Gospels: Back on Display in the Sir John Ritblat Treasures Gallery

We are delighted to announce that the Lindisfarne Gospels is now back on display in the Sir John Ritblat Treasures Gallery. Decorated letters and words at the beginning of Jerome’s preface to the Gospels...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 29 Oct 2016

An African Abbot in Anglo-Saxon England

To commemorate Black History Month in the United Kingdom, today we tell the story of one of the first Africans to visit Anglo-Saxon England. The man in question was Hadrian (d. 709), the abbot of St Peter’s...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 27 Oct 2016

Fire, Fire! The Tragic Burning of the Cotton Library

2016 has been a year of anniversaries, some of them more notable than others. Already this year we have commemorated 350 years since the Great Fire of London (1666), the 950th anniversary of the Battle...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 23 Oct 2016

Ludford, Tealby and the Taifali: a major Late Iron Age to early post-Roman settlement on the Lincolnshire Wolds

The following post is intended to offer a brief introduction to the archaeology and early history of Ludford, Lincolnshire, along with some thoughts on its Late Roman and post-Roman significance. Although...
From: Caitlin Green on 21 Oct 2016

The Danish Conquest, Part 13: The Battle of Assandun

Cnut (British Library, Stowe 944, f.6) On this day 1000 years ago, Cnut defeated Edmund Ironside at the Battle of Assandun, the final battle in his conquest of England. This blog has been following the...
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 18 Oct 2016

News Roundup - The 950th Anniversary of the Battle of Hastings

How the anniversary celebrations and the re-enactment of the Battle of Hastings at Battle Abbey was reported in the media... [View the story "News Roundup - The 950th Anniversary of the Battle of Hastings"...
From: Medieval News on 18 Oct 2016

Remembering Assandun with Emma

It has been a busy week of anniversaries of early medievalists with an interest in north-western Europe. Last week was the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. This week starts off with the anniversary...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 18 Oct 2016

And Always After That It Grew Much Worse

14 October 2016 marks the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. It is sometimes said that ‘winners write the history books’. However, some recently digitised accounts of the Battle of Hastings...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 13 Oct 2016

England and France, 700-1200: Manuscripts from the Bibliothèque nationale de France and the British Library

We are delighted to announce a new project to open up further the unparalleled collections of illuminated manuscripts held by the British Library and the Bibliothèque nationale de France. In a ground-breaking...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 12 Oct 2016

Die Another Day? The Vita Haroldi at Waltham Abbey

14 October 2016 marks the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings and the beginning of the Norman Conquest of England. One of the most iconic but also most debated parts of that battle was the death...

Reading and Writing Greek in Britain

The Greek language has a long history in the British Isles. The earliest surviving examples of Greek text found in Britain date from its days as a Roman province, on multi-lingual curse tablets now held...

The Ceolfrith Leaves Are 1300 Years Old

25 September 2016 marks the 1300th anniversary of the death of Abbot Ceolfrith of the Anglo-Saxon monastery at Wearmouth-Jarrow. This means that three sets of fragments in the British Library have had...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 25 Sep 2016

British Libraries: The Panizzi Lectures 2016

Every year since 1985, the British Library has hosted a series of lectures on the history of the book. These lectures are known as the Panizzi lectures in honour of Sir Anthony Panizzi (1797–1879), an...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 24 Sep 2016

An Anglo-Saxon Anecdote: Dreaming of witch-wives, fiery pitchforks and the Battle of Fulford

Alfred and the cakes, Cnut and the waves, and Eadmer the flying monk: Anglo-Saxon history is full of anecdotes. On this blog I will regularly highlight some amusing and/or remarkable episodes from early...
From: Dutch Anglo-Saxonist on 20 Sep 2016

Monster Monday

You may have noticed the recent trend for naming days on Twitter. We've had #WorldElephantDay, #InternationalDogDay and even #nationalburgerday (seriously, who makes this stuff up?!). So, without more...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 29 Aug 2016

An Anglo-Saxon Anecdote: The Battle of the Birds, 671

Alfred and the cakes, Cnut and the waves, and Eadmer the flying monk: Anglo-Saxon history is full of anecdotes. On this blog I will regularly highlight some amusing and/or remarkable episodes from early...
From: Dutch Anglo-Saxonist on 26 Aug 2016

The Great Medieval Bake Off

The return of a certain baking contest to British television screens this evening marks the time of year when viewers are struck by a peculiar kind of ‘baking fever’. Typical symptoms include: massively...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 24 Aug 2016

Dealings with Jerusalem before the eleventh century

A vice that I am prone to is that of poking at other people’s research areas without knowing very much about it, as has often been evidenced here—I won’t link, out of embarrassment. Nonetheless,...
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 21 Aug 2016

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