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Introduction

Citadel of the Saxons : The Rise of Early London

I.B.Tauris, 2019

Book chapter

...The sea-reach of the Thames stretched before us like the beginning of an interminable waterway. In the offing the sea and the sky were welded together without a joint, and in the luminous space the tanned sails of the barges drifting up...

Lost Works

Bede : Part 2, Fascicles 1-4

Amsterdam University Press, 2018

Book chapter

...Bede’s list in historia ecclesiastica gentis anglorum V.xxiv (ed. Lapidge 2010.480-84) establishes not only what he had written up to 731 but, more remarkably, what he considered a work to be even though here he ingeniously avoided using...

Finding Alfred

Alfred the Great

Arc Humanities Press, 2017

Book chapter

...Alfred the Great, king of Wessex from 871 until 899, is not the man he used to be. From the mid-nineteenth century until well into the twentieth, schoolchildren across the English-speaking world, and many in British colonies, knew the king...

Technologies of Performance

A Cultural History of Theatre in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...The eighth pageant of the York Corpus Christi play opens with God asking Noah to use his skill to build an ark. It is a commission that Noah initially refuses given his age, but then at God’s insistence he agrees to construct the vessel...

Winchester: Afterword

Medieval Cityscapes Today

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

Book chapter

...I’m in Winchester to prepare for a television documentary: an episode of the series Britain’s Most Historic Towns (IWC Media for Channel 4 in the UK), which will feature the city as “Britain’s Most Norman Town.” The sequence I’m involved...

Linguistic Models and Methods

Pagan Goddesses in the Early Germanic World : Eostre, Hreda and the Cult of Matrons: Studies in Early Medieval History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

Book chapter

...This chapter is intended as a brief orientation to the linguistic methods that underpin some of the arguments put forward in the chapters that follow. It is intended to help non-specialists understand the bases on which these arguments...

Conclusion: Roles of the Northern Goddess?

Pagan Goddesses in the Early Germanic World : Eostre, Hreda and the Cult of Matrons: Studies in Early Medieval History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

Book chapter

...In 1998 Hilda Ellis Davidson published a book entitled Roles of the Northern Goddess. The unspoken implication of its title is that there was a northern goddess, that the various goddesses Davidson discusses were in some way parts...

Anselm of Canterbury (1033–1109)

The Medieval Christian Philosophers : An Introduction

I.B.Tauris, 2014

Book chapter

...The period from 1050 to 1200, the topic of my first two chapters, is best thought of as a period of consolidation: the sustained and systematic reflection on available material – much the same material as was in circulation 400 years...

The Prelude to War: 1449–55

A Short History of the Wars of the Roses

I.B.Tauris, 2013

Book chapter

...The parliament that assembled at Westminster on 6 November 1449 did so amidst the news of the fall of Rouen, capital of Lancastrian Normandy, to Charles VII and the ignominious flight of the English Lieutenant-General, Edmund Beaufort, Duke...

The King’s Mother: 1461–1464

Cecily Duchess of York

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...T. B. Dilks, ed., Bridgwater Borough Archives 1445–1468, Somerset Record Society 60 (1948), 118.Cecill the Kyngis moder Duchesse of York To alle thoos that thees oure lettres shall see or here Greting.For the first four years of Edward IV’s...