Spring of Water Rises: A history of Orpington before 1900

I recently moved to Orpington, part of the London Borough of Bromley, on the border of London and Kent. Despite only becoming part of London in 1965, Orpington has a long and interesting history which has meant my original idea for this blog post has changed several times. Therefore this post only covers the history … More Spring of Water Rises: A history of Orpington before 1900

Reform or Monastic Revival? An Insight into the Tenth Century English Church

After my row of updates on prehistoric and ancient times, I have decided to go back to my educational roots: early medieval history. In my early years at university, most of research and essay work focused on ecclesiastical history and the believes of people all over Europe. I think it was a subject I felt … More Reform or Monastic Revival? An Insight into the Tenth Century English Church

Interview with Elton Medeiros on postdoctoral research

So we have a very interesting interview for you here today. These are some questions we asked Elton Medeiros, who has come from the University of Sao Paulo to do postdoctoral research here in Winchester for 2013-2014. As he is returning next week we decided to ask him about his experience and research topic… Why … More Interview with Elton Medeiros on postdoctoral research

Guests and Fish – The Famed Hospitality of the Anglo-Saxons

The fires are blazing, the table is laden, and the lord, the ring giver, is surrounded by his comitatus and household. He welcomes all those into his hall who wish to enter. They feast and share news, drinking and warming themselves from the ruddy heat of the flames. But is that really how it would … More Guests and Fish – The Famed Hospitality of the Anglo-Saxons

Conversion in Northern Europe in the Early Middle Ages.

When thinking about the process of conversion the circumstances which resulted in a change from one religion to another must be explored. For this case, the conversion process to Christianity in northern Europe in the early middle ages is the example that will be considered. One of the main circumstances that allowed for a successful … More Conversion in Northern Europe in the Early Middle Ages.

Interview with Professor Emerita Barbara Yorke, part 4(Final part)

Do you think a historical truth exists? –It’s all sort of multi layered, isn’t it, cause obviously something did happen, it’s hard to, though some people might try to, argue away something like the Second World War, and you can see a series of events that led up to it, but when you then begin … More Interview with Professor Emerita Barbara Yorke, part 4(Final part)