Tag Archives: Anglo-Saxon

The Anglo-Saxon exhibition at the British Library

A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to get to visit an incredible new exhibition at the British Library all about the Anglo-Saxons.  Despite going past the building almost every day for 25 years, I’ve never been in it … Continue reading

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Æthelflaed – Lady of the Mercians

Every now and then I like to write a post about one of the important and often overlooked women in history and British history in particular.  Sometimes they appear in the most unexpected places such as the Wrestling Mongolian Princess … Continue reading

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The Drowned Village of Dunwich

There are several places around Britain that are said could be the location of the mythical Atlantis.  Last year I wrote about Doggerland in the North Sea, another possible location are the Isle of Scilly which in recorded history were … Continue reading

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The Lost Treasures of Bad King John (plus other treasures both found and missing).

Have you ever wanted to get rich quick?  Long before Nigerian spammers were in on the act there was the art of metal-detecting.  Often metal-detecting enthusiasts are derided as being a little bit odd and depicted as spending their lives wondering … Continue reading

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Have they found the missing bones of King Alfred The Great?

Following the surprise identification of King Richard III in a car-park in Leicester last year, fresh impetus was given to try and fill in more of the blanks of Britain’s long line of monarchs. There are a few to choose … Continue reading

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