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The Earliest English Poet

Detail of later ploughmen with oxen, from a calendar, England, 11th century, Cotton MS Tiberius B V, f. 3r Today is the feast day of Caedmon, the first known English poet. As well as being the first named...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 11 Feb 2016

A brief note on Britons and wealhstodas

The following is just a very quick post about the historically interesting Old English word wealhstod, 'translator' or 'interpreter' (plural wealhstodas), which is used of a variety of people including...
From: Caitlin Green on 11 Feb 2016

Anglo-Saxon Chronicles Now Online

We are pleased to announce that four of the British Library’s Anglo-Saxon Chronicle manuscripts have been digitised in full and are now available on our Digitised Manuscripts website: Anglo-Saxon Chronicle...

Mystery Monday: Ephrod

We asked on social media for reader input on our next monthly topic, and people on Facebook were firmly in favor of masculine/feminine name pairs while people on Twitter voted for mystery names. We’ve...

Protestant names: Virtue names

The final place where the influence of distinctly Protestant naming practices can be seen are in virtue names. Virtue names were rare before the 16th C, but from about 1550 on, a wide variety of virtue...

Protestant names: New Testament influences on men’s names (part 2)

We’re in the home stretch with the Biblical names! In this our final post on this sub-topic of our monthly topic, we look at the New Testament men’s names of Greek and Roman origin. Names...

WoM: Anglo-Norman at the inn (Manières de Langage)

– Syre, ou pensez vous chivacher anoet?– Sire, a la prochene ville, si Dieu plest.– Sire, que l’apellez la prochyin ville?– Sire, l’apellent Oxone, verement.[...]–...
From: Anglo-Norman words on 26 Jan 2016

Fit for a Queen

This post is really just the story of how one thing leads to another in research.  It’s also to tell you about what I’ve been working on in the last three weeks, a sudden and unexpected...
From: Stylisticienne on 25 Jan 2016

Protestant names: New Testament influences on women’s names

Having completed the Old Testament, we now move on to the New Testament. When Bardsley discusses the rise of what he identifies as a specifically Puritan naming system (though we have already begun to...

Protestant names: Old Testament influences on men’s names (part 3)

In this post we finish up looking at Old Testament names, and whether we can see evidence of correlation between Protestant influence and the use of these names by men in the Middle Ages. You can read...

Protestant names: Old Testament influences on men’s names (part 2)

In this post we continue where we left off, with the next installment of Old Testament names and where they show clear influence of the rise of Protestantism in the second half of the 16th C. Gabriel:...

Protestant names: Old Testament influences on men’s names (part 1)

Having looked at women’s names from the Old Testament in our previous post, in this one we turn to the men! Except, first, the rectification of an omission — because we forgot a rather important...

Elves and Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts

Recently, three beautiful Mercian prayerbooks from the late 8th and early 9th century have been uploaded to Digitised Manuscripts. These manuscripts, which were probably made somewhere in what is now western...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 18 Jan 2016

Protestant names: Old Testament influences on women’s names

In our previous post we highlighted three types of names which are distinctly Protestant, by which we mean that the majority of them came into use (or came into common use) in the second half of the 16th...

Monthly topic: Protestant names

In the last quarter two of the most exciting sources that we’ve been working through are The Registers of the Protestant Church at Caen, volume 1: Births ∧ Marriages 1560-1572, ed. C. E. Lart....

Bald's Leechbook Now Online

The current Anglo-Saxon Digitisation project covers a wide range of manuscripts, from Psalters to letters to lawcodes to schoolbooks to medical remedies. We are pleased to announce that, for the first...

Nicknames: The English element

We have by no means exhausted the possibilities when it comes to discussing medieval nicknames, so we will probably revisit this topic again in spring! But to close out this month’s discussion of...

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