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General Discussion / Re: Feddersen Wierde
« Last post by Iohannes on Today at 08:51:34 AM »
Hi Peter,

I'm glad you found my article about Feddersen Wierde on Withowinde No. 188 interesting, thank you very much. And thank you for your suggestion about the English Heritage book. It must be very interesting, and I'll try to get a copy.

Have a nice Sunday, all of you.
General Discussion / Re: Feddersen Wierde
« Last post by Eanflaed on December 15, 2018, 11:42:43 PM »
Thanks for that Peter, I’ll dig out my copy!
General Discussion / Digging for Britain
« Last post by Eanflaed on December 15, 2018, 11:40:42 PM »
I’ve just caught up with last week’s episode of Digging for Britain with Alice Roberts (shown at 9pm on Wednesday on BBC4) - if you haven’t seen it, the last bit is really interesting. They cover the search for Æbbe’s monastery at Coldingham and Æthelburh’s at Barking and whilst not much is found in the digs, the comments afterwards about how powerful Anglo-Saxon women could be (in stark contrast to their successors under Norman rule) were, I imagine, eye-openers for people who don’t know much about our period. It’s nice to hear something positive about the Anglo-Saxons on TV!
General Discussion / Feddersen Wierde
« Last post by peter on December 15, 2018, 07:35:38 PM »
   I've just read the very interesting article in Withowinde on Feddersen Wierde and thought some of you might like to discover some comparisons with English buildings. If you can find a copy (hopefully, you may already have one) of English Heritage 'Anglo-Saxon England' by Martin Welch, although first published in 1992 it's still worth a read as it does give theoretical structural details of English buildings from the Cowdery's Down, Yeavering, West Stow etc. and Flogein-Eekhoitien, Feddersen Wierde in Northern Germany.
General Discussion / Re: Anglo Saxon Kingdoms at the British Library
« Last post by Eanflaed on December 11, 2018, 11:46:59 PM »
Well I haven’t now, Bowerthane - thanks for the link. It’s a real appetite-whetter  :)
General Discussion / Re: Anglo Saxon Kingdoms at the British Library
« Last post by Bowerthane on December 11, 2018, 02:41:56 PM »

Hope nobody missed this article:

General Discussion / Re: Anglo Saxon Kingdoms at the British Library
« Last post by Eanflaed on December 09, 2018, 07:33:53 PM »
It sounds amazing Shirleyanne, can’t wait to go! Did you get enough time to linger and take it all in, or did you feel rushed?
General Discussion / Re: Anglo Saxon Kingdoms at the British Library
« Last post by Shirleyanne on December 09, 2018, 12:23:23 AM »
Hi I went to this on 21st November and it was stunning. Treasures from Sutton Hoo and the Staffordshire Hoard. Loads of illuminated manuscripts. Precious books including The Exeter Book and Beowulf. The book you can buy is brilliant too, but very heavy! I have just finished Ancestral Voices: The Earliest English Literature, an online course with Oxford University's  Department for Continuing Education which has been a joy so the exhibition was a really exciting display of the things I had been reading about.
General Discussion / 9th century Viking cremation mounds
« Last post by Eanflaed on December 08, 2018, 10:54:52 PM »

9th century cremation mounds near Repton: reputed to be Vikings from the Micel Here.
General Discussion / Scremby Anglo Saxon womens graves
« Last post by Blackdragon on November 27, 2018, 08:58:06 PM »
20 burials at the cemetery in the town of Scremby hidden in the Lincolnshire Wolds.

The excavation will feature on Digging For Britain on BBC Four at 9pm on Wednesday. 28/11/18
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