King Offa’s tomb

How does one leave a legacy? All leaders care about their legacy. Modern politicians seem preoccupied by both leaving a legacy and what it will be. Medieval kings did not count on historians to keep their legacy or even memory alive. Most early medieval kings are known only as a name in a list, a... Continue Reading →

LKM: Lindsey

[Updated 27 March 2008] This month's lost kingdom is Lindsey, which makes up most of what is considered Lincolnshire. The kingdom of Lindsey is a hypothetical kingdom because it never appears in the historical record as such. It is based on the Roman city of Lincoln and its environs. Lindsey apparently means Isle of Lincoln.... Continue Reading →

The Lichfield Angel and Its Context

As part of my research on the 'Prayer Book of Æthelwald' in the Book of Cerne, I found this recent article by Michelle Brown: Michelle P Brown. (2007) "The Lichfield Angel and the Manuscript Context: Lichfield as a Centre of Insular Art" Journal of the British Archaeological Association. 160(1): 8-19. I thought that I would... Continue Reading →

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