Anglo Saxon Era

The Anglo Saxon Era extends from the end of Roman Britain in the early fifth century to the the Norman conquest in 1066.  This era lasted over six hundred years and saw a great deal of political and social change, with the arrival of new groups to Britain, including the Angles, Saxons and Vikings. Historians have been very interested in this period, and the many important archaeological finds in recent decades has greatly expanded our understanding of the history of Anglo Saxon Britain.

Here are articles about about the Anglo Saxon Era:

Alfred and his Biographers: Images and Imagination, by Richard Abels

The brilliance of comitatus: aesthetics and society in early Anglo-Saxon England, by Kendra Mary Ann Adema

The Eccentric Hermit-Bishop:Bede, Cuthbert, and Farne Island, by Christian Aggeler

A Study of Cross-Hatched Gold Foils in Anglo-Saxon Jewellery, by Richard Avent and David Leigh

Missing, Presumed Buried? Bone Diagenesis and the Under-Representation of Anglo-Saxon Children, by Jo Buckberry

On sacred ground: social identity and churchyard burial in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire, c. 700-1100 AD, by Jo Buckberry

An Anglo-Saxon Execution Cemetery at Walkington Wold, Yorkshire, by J.L. Buckberry and D.M. Hadley

Order Our Days In Thy Peace: Treatments of Conflict in Bede’s Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum, by Caitlin Callaghan

Salas y Quiroga’s Anglo-Saxon England: a Psychological and Sociological Portrait of Power, by Paloma Tejada Caller

Is this the Lost Anglo-Saxon Church of Westbury-on-Trym?, by Jon Cannon

Post-Severan Cramond: A Late Roman and Early Historic British and Anglo-Saxon Religious Centre?, by Craig Cessford

Map, Manuscript, and Memory: The Emergence of an Anglo-Saxon Identity Between Origins and Apocalypse, by Juliana Marie Chapman

Continuity of Christian practices in Kent, c.410-597: a historical and archaeological review, by John Clay

Lincoln c. 850-1100 : a study in economic and urban growth, by David Cliff

Inculcating the Idea of the Inner Heart into the Laity of Pre-Conquest England, by Tracey Anne Cooper

Pristina libertas: liberty and the Anglo-Saxons revisited, by Julia Crick

Anglo-Saxon costume: a study of secular civilian clothing and jewellery fashions, by Gale R. Owen-Crocker

Three Ango-Saxon prose passages: A translation and commentary, by Donald D. Davidson

St. Oswald’s Martyrdom: Drogo of Saint-Winnoc’s Sermo secundus de s. Oswaldo, by David Defries

Beyond the book: Charles Singer and Anglo-Saxon medicine revisited, by Peter L. Denton

The bioarchaeology of Anglo-Saxon Yorkshire: present and future perspectives, by Dobney, K., Hall, A. and Kenward, H.

Time, Travel and Political Communities: Transportation and Travel Routes in Sixth- and Seventh-century Northumbria, by Lemont Dobson

‘Hiberno-Norwegians’ and ‘Anglo-Danes’: anachronistic ethnicities and Viking-Age England, by Clare Downham

Anglo-Saxon Wills and the Inheritance of Tradition, by Michael Drout

The Terms used for the Priests and other clergy in the Anglo-Saxon Period, by Kerry Jane Elford

Saint Gildas and the Pestilent Dragon A Meander through the Sixth-Century Landscape With a Most Notable Guru, by Julian W. Edens

The uses of Anglo-Saxon manuscripts, c. 1066-1200, by Mark Faulkner

The archaeological evidence for equestrianism in early Anglo-Saxon England, c.450-700, by Chris Fern

Monastic lands and England’s defence in the Viking Age, by Robin Fleming

An Appeal to Rome: Anglo-Saxon Dispute Settlement, 800-810, by Deanna Forsman

The Composition and Production of Anglo-Saxon Glass, by Ian C. Freestone, Michael J. Hughes and Colleen P. Stapleton

Anglo-Saxon whale exploitation : some evidence from Dengemarsh, Lydd, Kent, by Mark Gardiner, John Stewart and Greg Priestley-Ball

The Alfredian Project and its Aftermath: Rethinking the Literary History of the Ninth and Tenth Centuries, by Malcolm Godden

Tasking the Translator: A Dialogue of King Alfred and Walter Benjamin, by John Lance Griffith

The Exogamous Marriages of Oswiu of Northumbria, by Martin Grimmer

Saxon Bishop and Celtic King: Interactions between Aldhelm of Wessex and Geraint of Dumnonia, by Martin Grimmer

British Christian continuity in Anglo-Saxon England: the case of Sherborne/Lanprobi, by Martin Grimmer

Settlement shift at Cottam, East Riding of Yorkshire , and the chronology of Anglo-Saxon copper-alloy pins, by Haldenby, D. and Richards, J.D

The meanings of elf and elves in medieval England, by Alaric Hall

Glosses, Gaps and Gender: The Rise of Female Elves in Anglo-Saxon Culture, by Alaric Hall

Castles and the Children of Alfred, by Bob Hamilton

Christian Heroism and the West Saxon Achievement: The Old English Poetic Evidence, by Kent G. Hare

Athelstan of England, by Kent G. Hare

Heroes, Saints, and Martyrs: Holy Kingship from Bede to Aelfric, by Kent G. Hare

Bede, Social Practice, and the Problem with Foreigners, by Stephen J. Harris

Anglian Leadership in Northumbria, 547 A.D. through 1075 A.D., by Jean Anne Hayes

Be rihtre æwe: legislating and regulating marital morality in late Anglo-Saxon England, by Melanie Heyworth

Shaping Anglo-Saxon Lordship in the Heroic Literature of the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries, by John Hill

Virginity and Chastity for Women in Late Antiquity, Anglo-Saxon England, and Late Medieval England: On the Continuity of Ideas, by Melissa Hoffman

Dark Age Traffic on the Bristol Channel, UK: A Hypothesis, by Nancy Hollinrake

Culture and Gender In the Danelaw: Scandinavian and Anglo-Scandinavian Brooches, by Jane F. Kershaw

Eighth-Century Anglo-Latin Ecclesiastical Attitudes to Dreams and Visions, by Jesse Keskiaho

The Palaeography of Oxford, Corpus Christi College, 19, by Francisco Jose Alvarez Lopez

Changing thegns: Cnut’s conquest and the English aristocracy, by Katharin R. Mack

The Anglo-Saxon Cross at St. Andrew, Auckland: ‘Living Stones’, by Nina Maleczek

What’s in a name? Britons, Angles, ethnicity and material culture from the fourth to seventh centuries, by Keith J. Matthews

Headless Men and Hungry Monsters: the Anglo-Saxons and their ‘Others’, by Asa Mittman

Grasping schemer or hostage to fortune: the life and career of Stigand, last Anglo-Saxon Archbishop of Canterbury, by Nancy L. Mitton

Forging Links with the Past: the twelfth-century reconstruction of Anglo-Saxon Peterborough, by Avril Margaret Morris

The Old English Charms and King Alfred’s Court, by Richard Scott Nokes

Animal bones from Anglo-Scandinavian York, by T.O. O’Connor

The Inscription of Charms in Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts, by Lea Olsan

The Meaning of the Cotton Wulf Maxim in the Context of Anglo-Saxon Popular Thought and Culture, by Yoon-Hee Park

The First Battle for Scottish Independence: The Battle of Dunnichen, A.D. 685, by Julie Parsons

“A Thousand Years of Deceit”: The New Debate Surrounding the Authenticity of Asser’s Life of King Alfred, by Ryan Pederson

An Introduction to the Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England Project, by David A. E. Pelteret

Coastal landscapes and early Christianity in Anglo-Saxon Northumbria, by David Petts

Anglo-Saxon Women Before the Law: A Student Edition of Five Old English Lawsuits, by Andrew Rabin

Plundering the Territories in the Manner of the Heathens: Identifying Viking Age Battlefields in Britain, by Benjamin Raffield

Anglo-Saxon settlements and archaeological visibility in the Yorkshire Wolds, by J.D. Richards

Cynewulf the Poet, Alfred the King, and the Nature of Anglo-Saxon Duty, by Donna Schlosser

The Age of Arthur:Some Historical and Archaeological Background, by Christopher Snyder

The Ladies of Ely, by Kimberley Steele

Anglo-Saxon Churches in Yorkshire, by H.M. Taylor

Characteristics and Dating of Anglo-Saxon Churches, by H.M. Taylor

King Alfred’s Scholarly Writings and the Authorship of the First Fifty Prose Psalms, by Treschow, Michael, Gill, Paramjit & Swartz, Tim B.

Diglossia in Anglo-Saxon England, or what was spoken Old English like?, by Hildegard L. C. Tristram

Aspects of the development of public assembly in the Danelaw, by Sam Turner

Personal Equipment and Fighting Techniques Among the Anglo-Saxon Population in Northern Europe During the Early Middle Ages, by Paolo de Vingo

Anatomical Interpretations of Anglo-Saxon Weapon Injuries, by S. J. Wenham

The Saintly Female Body and the Landscape of Foundation in Anglo-Saxon Barking, by Lisa M.C. Weston

Adomnán, Iona, and the Life of St. Columba: Their Place Among Continental Saints, by Jeffrey Wetherill

Keeping the dead at arm’s length: memory, weaponry and early medieval mortuary technologies, by Harold Williams

Bernician narratives : place-names, archaeology and history, by Mark Steven Wood

Through His Enemy’s Eyes: St. Oswald in the Historia Brittonum, by Michelle Ziegler

The Politics of Exile in Early Northumbria, by Michelle Ziegler

Oswald and the Irish, by Michelle Ziegler

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