Monthly Archives: March 2017

More thoughts on Britons and Angles and Saxons in the 6th century

Two pieces of work have helped move my thoughts along on this. The first is Caitlin Green’s Oxford DPhil (2011) on Anglian/British interactions in the Lincoln region. (Find it under Thomas Green). Her 2012 book is called Britons and Anglo-Saxon … Continue reading

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The Chilternsaete, Angles, Saxons and Britons

An ancient British kingdom in the Chilterns? Well, maybe. I have just finished reading Rutherford-Davis’ 1982 study entitled Britons and Saxons, The Chiltern Region 400-700 (Phillimore and Co Ltd, Sussex). I am not in a position to pass judgment on … Continue reading

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The Fen Causeway

I am currently considering the problem of the route taken by Penda of Mercia when he killed the kings of the East Angles in about 635. So far as I can tell, the Icknield Way was well defended by a … Continue reading

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