Anglo-Saxons

Publication of Volume X of the Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture: The Western Midlands, ed. R. Bryant

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

 I was very excited to get the next instalment of the Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture in the post a couple of days ago. This is the equivalent of the Bible where this field is concerned, and in many ways this one is the best yet. The pieces of carved stone are photographed from many different angles, and I think this is the first Corpus volume really to present the sculpture holistically.

Publication Day of The Bone Thief in paperback.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

 Out today, in a lovely format with foil on the cover.

Book Launch exceeded all expectations

Friday, February 17, 2012

 We had a great turn-out for the book launch in this glorious room at York's Mansion House. Nearly every seat was filled, and every copy sold. My only disappointment was that everyone was in modern dress. Having watched the beautifully-dressed re-enactors standing at their stalls or wandering around York for the Jorvik Viking Festival, I had hoped for an audience of women in apron dresses pinned with tortoise brooches, and men in tunics and cloaks trimmed with tablet-woven braid...

I'll be giving a lecture in York on Feb 14th

Thursday, January 26, 2012

 'The Gems Fallen, The Body Rotten': Furnished Burial in Later Anglo-Saxon England

I'll be talking on this (not very romantic) subject in the Archaeology Department at the University of York
5pm, K/159 (Kings Manor), Tuesday 14th Feb.

Free admission!

The Bone Thief has been printed!

Monday, January 23, 2012

 I just heard from Ellie Rankine at Ebury Press that the bound copies of The Bone Thief are back from the printers, and looking beautiful. Judge for yourselves!

I'll be reading and giving a talk for World Book Day at the Orkney Library and Archive in Kirkwall

Friday, January 6, 2012

Thursday March 1st 2012 is World Book Day, and I'll be celebrating at the Orkney Library and Archive in Kirkwall. I'll be reading from The Bone Thief and giving a short talk on the challenges of writing Viking-Age fiction.

The Norman Way (BBC RADIO 4), with some contributions from me.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

I loved being part of this wonderful programme.

Anglo-Saxon Names

 Anglo-Saxon names are normally made up of two elements, each of which is a stand-alone word, either two houns or a noun and an adjective. Thus Ælf (Elf) + Ræd (advice) gives Alfred.
 

Anglo-Saxon and Viking Leicester

Leicester (like so many Anglo-Saxon minster sites) had Roman origins. It was the seat of a bishopric from the late 7th century, until 200 years later, when the Bishop departed for a more Dane-proof new headquarters at Dorchester-on-Thames, on the Mercia/Wessex frontier.

Dying and Death in Later Anglo-Saxon England - Paperback

Sunday, January 1, 2012

It's very cheering that Boydell & Brewer are republishing my Dying and Death in Later Anglo-Saxon England (snappy title, I know!) in paperback this year, at a much more reasonable price.