Tuesday, 19 March 2013

PhD project Q & A

What happened at Repton in the 9th century?

According to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, an historical document written down some time between 900 and 1200 AD, the Viking Great Army travelled to Repton and overwintered there in 873-874AD. At the time Repton was an important site in the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, with a church and a double-house monastery dating back to the 7th century. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle says that when the Vikings arrived in Repton, they also conquered Mercia, drove King Burgred across the sea, and placed a puppet king under their control on the throne.

Monday, 11 March 2013

Viking Worlds

Image: Copyright IAKH, University of Oslo
This week I will be going to the Viking Worlds conference in Oslo, arranged by my old department at the University of Oslo, IAKH. I am bringing a poster on my PhD project, which will be a good opportunity to present my research to other academics working in the same field. Lets just hope nobody notices the typo that found its way into my text at the last minute.