Naming a royal baby

Together with my colleague Alison Hudson, I have written a blogpost for the British Library’s Medieval Manuscripts Blog on early medieval royal names.  Enjoy! Naming a royal baby

2017: a year in blogging

It’s now the end of my second full year of blogging, so here is a look back at what I have been writing about in the last twelve months … Runaway success of the year  When I first started thinking about writing a blog, I jotted down a few ideas and created OneNote pages for…

MMXVI: a year of blogging

Bliþe Cristmæsse!  I hope you have all enjoyed the holiday period.  With another year coming to an end, I’ve been reflecting on the past year in blogging. I started this blog last year with the intention of (mostly) sticking to my major research topics of Anglo-Saxon prayer, liturgy and medicine.  For the first, I started…

Welcome! A retrospective on eight months of blogging

Ever since WordPress very kindly featured my post Like, pray, share: Anglo-Saxon prayer memes on their ‘Discover’ page, I have gained a lot of new followers.  This post is for those of you who would like a quick introduction to the kinds of things that I write about. My main subject of study is private…

Why blog?

It’s been some months now since I started writing this blog, and my only regret is that I didn’t start sooner.  Maybe this is a good time for a moment’s reflection on what I’m doing, and why I’m doing it. The research that my writing here is based on, particularly that on medicine and medical…

CMS Research Associates: Dr Kate Thomas

I’ve written a guest post for Outside the Walls, the blog of the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of York. Source: CMS Research Associates: Dr Kate Thomas

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…