Monthly Archives: October 2012

Women and Land Ownership

As so often seems to be the case, our sources for women’s rights in Anglo-Saxon England are very much better than our sources for women’s rights in early medieval Wales. However, there are some law codes to draw upon for … Continue reading

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England in Autumn and the Death of Edwin of Deira

I have been travelling over the last few weeks, reminding myself about what the natural world is doing at this time of year in England. According to Bede, Edwin of Northumbria’s final battle was on the 12th of October 633 … Continue reading

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