Category: Magazine

Our magazine Wiðowinde (Bindweed)

Our magazine’s name is pronounced “withohwindeh”. It is Old English for some of the plants that are called ‘bindweed’ in modern English.

We welcome contributions from members and non-members: please see the guide for contributors

More information about the content of our quarterly magazine is below.

You can also see the range of topics covered in past issues in our index of issues 1-199.

Handbook

In addition, the Society’s Handbook is available to buy, containing our pick of articles from the magazine. These include, among others, topics such as reading and conversational Old English, an introduction to Anglo-Saxon runes, a discussion of the wics as England’s first towns, and an introduction to the Anglo-Saxon harp, laws, kingship, archery, churches and zoos.

Cost of Handbook: £5 plus postage (varies for UK and overseas)

For the cost of postage and to place an order, please contact the Membership Secretary

Image of the front cover of the Members Handbook

Contents – Issue #199 (Autumn 2021)

Articles:

  • The mystery of Edward the Martyr
  • The English Coronation Ceremony
  • Alt Clut: the last British Kingdom in the North
  • Useful sources for Old English: part 2
  • Fetcham Church
  • Caedmon’s Cross
  • Our Germanic Roots part 8

Regular Features:

  • Editor’s Welcome
  • Chairman’s Report
  • Secretary’s Page
  • Companions’ News
  • Coin corner
  • Letters
  • Book reviews

Contents- Issue#198 (Summer 2021)

Withowinde issue 198 cover

Articles:

  • Hlothhere’s Charter of AD 679
  • Brigstock Church
  • Useful Sources for Old English
  • COVER STORY: The Mystery of the “Bees”
  • Riddle 27
  • Panel Pages: Early Anglo-Saxon Beliefs
  • Our Germanic Roots – part 7
  • Stories in Stone: Meigle and Vanora
  • Event Report: The Site of the Battle of Brunanburh?

Regular features:

  • Editor’s Welcome
  • Chairman’s Report
  • Secretary’s Page
  • Companions’ News
  • Coin corner
  • Letters
  • Book reviews

Contents – Issue #197 (Spring 2021)

Articles:

  • Panel pages: Northumbria
  • Cover Story: That which must inevitably happen – Wyrd
  • Æðelflæd’s Burh
  • A Virtual Anglo-Saxon Year
  • Winning the Peace
  • Stories in Stone – Nechtanesmere
  • The Old English Charm against Sudden Pain
  • Kirk Hammerton Church
  • Our Germanic Roots – part 6

Regular features:

  • Editor’s Welcome
  • Chairman’s Report
  • Secretary’s Page
  • Companions’ News
  • Coin corner
  • Letters
  • Book reviews
Withowinde issue 197 cover

Guidance for Contributors to Wiðowinde

Contributions to our magazine Wiðowinde are invited from anyone with an interest in the Anglo-Saxon period (CE 400-1100). Contributions from experts in the field and from present members of Ða Engliscan Gesiðas (The English Companions) are especially welcomed. No cash payment is made for materials published.

All submissions will be considered for publication, regardless of format. However, our preferred formats and means of transmission are:

  • By e-mail direct to the Editor (bocere@tha-engliscan-gesithas.org.uk);
  • Or on a USB memory-stick;
  • Documents should be submitted in MS Word, Open Office, MS Publisher or rich-text file (.rtf) format;
  • Special paragraph, page or text formatting (margins, line spacing, page orientation, fonts, etc.) should not be used without prior agreement;
  • Images must not be embedded in documents. Where provided electronically, they should be in .jpeg or .tiff format at 300dpi with a file size no greater than 1MB;

Where it is not possible to provide material in this electronic format then articles may be sent either by post, type-written, double-spaced, on one side of the paper only.

The author of an article must clear copyright of all material, written, illustrative or photographic submitted for publication.

Contributors wishing to have unused printed materials returned to them should include a suitably-sized, stamped and self-addressed envelope. (Please note, however: UNLESS a specific timescale for return is indicated, the Editor is deemed to have agreement to retain an article until a suitable opportunity arises for its publication). 

The Editor will always acknowledge receipt of any submissions sent electronically. Receipt of contributions, other than those sent by email, is not normally acknowledged. Contributors wishing to receive an acknowledgement for materials sent by post are asked to supply a stamped and self-addressed postcard.

Ða Engliscan Gesiðas (The English Companions) cannot accept responsibility for literary contributions, drawings, photographs etc. during transmission or while in the Editor’s charge.

Copyright and moral rights to articles remain with their respective authors; however, Ða Engliscan Gesiðas (The English Companions) is deemed to have agreement to reprint or make available through its website(s) at a later date any and all materials which have previously appeared in its magazines. Individual copyrights will be affirmed with the copyright symbol ( © ) only where this is specifically requested.

While the Editor will not knowingly include erroneous information, the responsibility for accuracy lies with individual authors. Wiðowinde is deemed to provide, amongst other things, a forum for debate and any views expressed within its pages by any persons remain their own, and do not necessarily represent the views of the Editor, Witan (Directors) or of Ða Engliscan Gesiðas (The English Companions) as a body corporate.