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Mellowing in my Dotage? Also some thoughts on Æthelred "the Unraed"

Mellowing out?

Yes, when I was a young warthog (to quote the Lion King)… or rather, an inexperienced student of History; I once described the pre-1066 “Rex Anglorum” Æthelred II (known as the Unready) as contextually incompetent. 1,026 more words


Notes on Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms

Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms

The Heptarchy – Seven Kingdoms

  • The Angles, Jutes and Saxons fought against each other.
  • Different kingdoms rose to prominence at different periods of time between 600-900 AD…
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3rd Sem

Notes on the Anglo-Saxon Invasion

3rd Semester 

Shapers of Destiny 

Module 1 


  • After the Romans left, violence ruled Britain
  • Accounts of these events were recorded in Venerable Bede’s Ecclesiastical History of the English Nation in 732 AD.
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3rd Sem

Free short story - 'Parchment'

On this day in 1939, the famous Anglo-Saxon treasure from the Sutton Hoo burial ground was unearthed, changing the way we think about the Saxons forever. 99 more words

Random Writers

Very "Real" Estate ~ Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire ~ Church for Robin Hood and Maid Marian's Wedding???

 In 633 A. D., King Edwin of Northumbria (King of Deira and Bernicia), a Saxon, whose kingdom at the time stretched from the River Trent, which marks the boundary between the Midlands and the north of England, to Edinburgh (Edwin’s borough), marched south to fight the pagan King Penda of Mercia. 599 more words

British History

British Library: Anglo-Saxon charters online

British Library: Anglo-Saxon charters online. “In anticipation of the British Library’s major Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms exhibition, which opens on 19 October, we are delighted to have added the vast majority of our Anglo-Saxon single-sheet charters to our Digitised Manuscripts site. 38 more words

New Resources

Colchester and Colchester Castle, Oldest Recorded Town and the Largest Keep in England

Colchester, some 50 miles northeast of London, is an historic market town in the county of Essex. As the oldest recorded Roman town in Britain, Colchester is claimed to be the oldest town in Britain. 1,572 more words

British History