I am working my way slowly through the superb scholarship of Nancy Edwards’ A Corpus of Early Medieval Inscribed Stones and Stone Sculpture in Wales Volume III: North Wales… 927 more words
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Studying a period of history as distant as Britain in the first millennium requires a fundamental shift in approach: unlike the practically inexhaustible supply of archival material for modern history, we are reliant on a few, very specific, documents to guide our understanding. 351 more words
I thought I would start posting with something far from the rapid changes of the twentieth century. Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been writing an essay on the differences between English and ‘Celtic’ kingship in the British Isles before the Vikings: how kings were conceptualised by their contemporaries, their status in and relationship to law, and their (often servile) association with other, more powerful ‘overkings’. 194 more words
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Well the dig at East Lomond Hill has now come to a close. This post is to update you about the final week of discoveries: 1,214 more words