Immigration in Medieval England

I don’t so much care to discuss current immigration politics, but since that is all the news is covering lately, I thought it would be interesting to look up what immigration was like in England during the Middle Ages. The following article from medievalists.net references England particularly during the 14th – 16th centuries. This period Read more about Immigration in Medieval England[…]

Viking connection to Northeast Scotland

From the Archaeology News Network: Their exploits are more linked to the Northern Isles and the west coast of Scotland, with monastries raided, islanders murdered and gold and silver plundered. But new research – and a clutch of archaeological finds – has now suggested that the North East may not have escaped the fury of Read more about Viking connection to Northeast Scotland[…]

50 graves discovered at medieval pilgrimage site in England

From Fox News: The skeletal remains of about 50 medieval individuals have been discovered in shallow graves near the pilgrimage site of a famous seventh-century saint in England. The human remains, which have been exhumed, may help archaeologists learn more about the medieval era, according to Archaeology Warwickshire, an archaeology and excavation firm. The company Read more about 50 graves discovered at medieval pilgrimage site in England[…]

Vikings traded first, plundered later

From Live Science: The Viking Age may not have started with the plundering of England, but with the peaceful trading of handcrafted combs made out of reindeer antlers, a new study suggests. Until now, researchers thought the Viking Age began in June 793, when Norwegian Vikings raided Lindisfarne, an island off the northeast coast of Read more about Vikings traded first, plundered later[…]

Norman Conquest Marc Morris

The Norman Conquest: The Battle of Hastings and the Fall of Anglo-Saxon England

The Norman Conquest: The Battle of Hastings and the Fall of Anglo-Saxon England By Marc Morris Paperback: 464 pages Publisher: Pegasus; 1 edition (December 15, 2014) Language: English ISBN-10: 1605986518 Overview: A riveting and authoritative history of the single most important event in English history: the Norman Conquest.An upstart French duke who sets out to Read more about The Norman Conquest: The Battle of Hastings and the Fall of Anglo-Saxon England[…]