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Anglo-Saxons are here to stay!

The kerfuffle within early medieval studies about the use of the term ‘Anglo-Saxon’ rattles on. On 4 November, an article by eminent TV historian Professor Michael Wood was published in… 710 more words

Early Medieval

A Potted History: The Anglo-Saxons at Reading Museum

Recently, for the first time in too many years, I visited the wonderful Reading Museum. Integral to the Victorian town hall, the museum is situated at the very heart of my home town on Blagrave Street between the railway station and the Forbury Gardens. 818 more words


Were the Anglo-Saxons here in my village?

On a cold, darkening winter’s afternoon, in a little country churchyard less than 100 years ago, the churchwarden and the gravedigger sadly collected their tools and prepared to bury their rector. 273 more words


Does Modern Scientific Evidence Support Historic Accounts of Anglo-Saxon Invasion of England?

Blast from the past. I wrote this 3/4 years ago and just found it while trawling through my files. If you like British history enjoy!! 3,814 more words

'Anglo-Saxons': Keeping up with Ancient Times?

I’ve already made a case for why ‘Anglo-Saxon’ remains a useful and familiar term, although problematic if not applied judiciously and precisely, within our academic vocabulary for the archaeology of the mid-/late first millennium AD in southern and eastern Britain. 1,897 more words

Early Medieval

Purging 'Anglo-Saxon' Archaeology?

This is a response to the recent and ongoing ISAS name discussion. It follows an earlier post focusing on social media behaviours surrounding the discussion,  2,322 more words