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Chop chop! Three bizarre beheadings in Anglo-Saxon England

Beheading is a spectacular way of punishing one’s enemies and often triggers the literary imagination, ranging from Beowulf cutting off Grendel’s head to the Queen of Hearts’s famous phrase “Off with her head!”. 1,678 more words

Old English

A medieval manuscript ransomed from Vikings: The Stockholm Codex Aureus

Manuscripts are among the most fascinating artefacts from the Middle Ages. This post focuses on a manuscript that was kidnapped by Vikings: The Stockholm Codex Aureus. 1,208 more words

Old English

C.S. Woolley on Dyslexia

When I started writing the Children of Ribe, I wanted to do something different with these books

– C.S. Woolley

Though you might not know it to look at the extensive catalogue of books that C.S. 481 more words

C.S. Woolley

Ashmolean Museum raises £1.35 million to acquire the Watlington Hoard

A selection of Anglo-Saxon coins showing the different types found within the Watlington Hoard
Trustees of the British Museum

The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, has succeeded in raising the £1.35 million needed to purchase the Watlington Hoard. 249 more words

Ancient Artefacts

#NotMyConqueror: Gytha and the Anglo-Saxon Women's March against William the Conqueror

The newly elected president of the United States has triggered over half a million women to march in a political protest against the new leader of their country. 1,477 more words


Anglo-Saxon explorations for Years 3 & 4

Years 3 and 4 have started a big project on the Anglo-Saxons who lived in Britain over a thousand years ago. They have been investigating who these people were, why they settled here, how they lived and what they wore. 54 more words

Hethersett Old Hall School

Canterbury Cathedral Archives & Library

Even though the cold of winter is still very much with us, Christmas itself seems a long time ago. The Christmas season ends with Candlemas; then we start to look forwards to Lent, and also anticipate warmer, longer days and the first flowers of spring appearing in the Precincts here at Canterbury. 459 more words