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 Advertisements

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 … More Welcome! A retrospective on eight months of blogging

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 … More Why blog?

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