Archaeologists discover ancient Anglo-Saxon Island

From Fox News: Experts in the U.K. have discovered the remains of an Anglo-Saxon island, which they are touting as a site of huge archaeological importance… …The amazing Lincolnshire discovery was sparked by Graham Vickers, a local man with a metal detector who unearthed a silver stylus from a disturbed plough field. Vickers reported the Read more about Archaeologists discover ancient Anglo-Saxon Island[…]

Gildas

St. Gildas was a monk who chronicled the history of the British isles from the time near the end of the Roman era to the coming of the Saxons. He lived approximately from 500 – 570 AD. His most famous work is the De Excidio et Conquestu Britanniae (On the Ruin of Britain). It is an important piece Read more about Gildas[…]

Morcar, Earl of Northumbria

Morcar was the Earl of Northumbria from 1065-1066. He was the son of Ælfgar (earl of Mercia) and brother of Eadwine (or Edwin), earl of Mercia. He was the grandson of Leofric and Godiva. Morcar rose to power at the appointment of the thegns in York due to the tyrannical rule of Tostig, the brother of Read more about Morcar, Earl of Northumbria[…]

Bone found at English abbey could be King Alfred the Great

From Fox News: British archeologists are hoping they have discovered partial remains of the ninth-century’s King Alfred the Great at a medieval abbey in southwest England. Preliminary tests suggest that a pelvic bone found in a museum box is either Alfred, or his son, Kind Edward the Elder. The bone was among remains excavated some 15 Read more about Bone found at English abbey could be King Alfred the Great[…]

Anglo-Saxon coffin uncovered in Lincoln Castle

From Culture24: Experts say a shoe-wearing skeleton, found as part of an excavation on a church beneath Lincoln Castle dating back at least 1,000 years, should reveal much about the Saxon city ahead of radiocarbon dating on its hidden coffin The bones of a holy figure, still wearing shoes and initially wrapped in a finely-woven Read more about Anglo-Saxon coffin uncovered in Lincoln Castle[…]