Telling God what he already knows: how to pray like an 11th-century monk

One of the great pleasures of my research is coming across little texts which open our eyes to the daily lives and inner experience of Anglo-Saxon men and women. My work mostly focuses on short rites for protection, healing and general life improvement – prayers, medical remedies, rituals to perform if you have lost your … More Telling God what he already knows: how to pray like an 11th-century monk

For the Wynn

This is a place where I blog about interesting things that I have come across in my study of Anglo-Saxon literature. The title comes from the name of the Anglo-Saxon runic letter wynn, which represents the w sound: I’d love to claim credit for the pun, but unfortunately a friend of mine, who is much … More For the Wynn