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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

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

Paws, Pee and Pests: Cats among Medieval Manuscripts

Since today is #InternationalCatDay, I figured it was time to reboot the following blog post, which appeared three-and-a-half years ago on medievalfragments and is my most succesful blog post so far. In...
From: Dutch Anglo-Saxonist on 8 Aug 2016

How Cnut became Canute

This blog discusses the development of the spelling for the name of Cnut the Great, Viking king of England from 1016 to 1035, from <Cnut> to <Canute>. A pope’s speech impediment, simplification...
From: Dutch Anglo-Saxonist on 8 Jul 2016

The Danish Conquest, Part 11: The Battle of Sherston

The Battle of Sherston in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (BL Cotton MS Tiberius B IV, f.67) This week marks the 1000th anniversary of one of the most important battles of the Danish Conquest, fought at Sherston...
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 26 Jun 2016

The Danish Conquest, Part 10: The Siege of London

Æthelred (CUL MS. Ee 3.59, f.3v) Ða gelamp hit þæt se cyning æþelred forðferde ær ða scypo comon, he geendode his dagas on Sancte Georgius mæssedæg æfter myclum geswince 7 earfoðnyssum his...
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 14 May 2016

1000th Anniversary of the Death of Æthelred the Unready

Today marks the 1000th anniversary of the death of King Æthelred II (reigned 978-1016). Æthelred II—often nicknamed Æthelred the ‘Unready’, from the Old English word for 'ill-advised'—has not...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 23 Apr 2016

The Danish Conquest, Part 9

1016 in the D version of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (BL Cotton Tiberius B IV, f. 66) 1016 was a dramatic year in England. On this blog we've been marking the 1000th anniversary of Cnut's conquest of England...
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 15 Apr 2016

Cnut Manuscripts Now in the Treasures Gallery

The Vikings are back! To commemorate the 1,000th anniversary of the conquest of England by King Cnut in 1016, one exhibition case in the Sir John Ritblat Treasures Gallery (free admission, Monday to Sunday)...

St Wendreda and the Danish Conquest

St Wendreda, March January 22 is the feast of St Wendreda, an obscure East Anglian saint about whom very little is known. Her name suggests she was an Anglo-Saxon woman, but that's pretty much as far...
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 22 Jan 2016

The Danish Conquest, Part 7: Murder at Oxford

Two years ago, I began a series of posts marking - in real time, as far as possible - the 1000th anniversary of the Danish Conquest of England. This was a lengthy struggle, which resulted in the Danish...
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 3 Jul 2015

St Clement's, Sandwich

St Clement (Westhall, Suffolk) 23 November is the feast of St Clement, the first-century pope and martyr who was, rather incongruously, a favourite saint with Vikings. (He was martyred by being tied to...
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 23 Nov 2014

'Eadmund se eadiga, Eastengla cynincg'

Today is the feast of St Edmund, King of East Anglia, killed by a Viking army in 869. I've posted about St Edmund quite a bit over the years I've been writing this blog, not only because the Vikings in...
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 20 Nov 2014

'Æthelnoth the Good', Cnut's Archbishop

BL Additional 34890 f. 115 Æthelnoth, Archbishop of Canterbury, died in the last days of October in the year 1038, and in some places (Canterbury, mostly) they commemorate him on October 30. Æthelnoth...
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 30 Oct 2014

A Visit to Assandun (maybe)

18 October is the anniversary of the climactic battle of the Danish Conquest of England: on this day in 1016 the Danish army, led by Cnut, defeated an English army led by Edmund Ironside at a place called...
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 18 Oct 2014

St Olaf in England

When Óláfr Haraldsson, King of Norway, was killed in battle on 29 July 1030, fighting against his own people, he was almost immediately hailed as a saint, and he became one of the most popular Scandinavian...
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 29 Jul 2014

Seminar CLXXVI: buying control of Norway

I feel as if I ought to be catching up on backlog with this posting frequency, and yet I remain in May 2013 with the seminar reports, on the 6th of which month the Medieval History Seminar in Oxford was...
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 18 Jul 2014

The Danish Conquest, 1000 Years: Part 6

This post is the last - for the moment - in my series commemorating the 1000th anniversary of the Danish Conquest of England. It marks a cessation in hostilities, because in the late spring or summer of...
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 25 Jun 2014

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