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Focusing on the sites where early Christians lived and worked, this combines archaeology with early inscriptions and texts to offer clues which help to piece together the world of early Christianity. With the author's photographs of the sites, the reader is therefore drawn into the beautiful world which these early...
The Lost Dark Age Kingdom of Rheged: the Discovery of a Royal Stronghold at Trusty\'s Hill, Galloway
By Ronan Toolis
Presents new archaeological evidence for the presence of a royal stronghold as the heart of the hitherto `lost' Dark Age kingdom of Rheged, that was pre-eminent amongst the kingdoms of the north in the late sixth century AD.
A richly illustrated study of the iconographic material from the Scandinavian Late Iron Age AD 400-1050 depicting clothed human figures, using gold and metal objects, jewellery and textiles, and over 1000 different images of male and female costumes.
Arguing that the desperate struggle led by Alfred the Great against the Vikings helped define a distinctively English sensibility, the author explores relations with the indigenous British, the Anglo-Saxon conversion to Christianity, the ascendancy of Mercia and the rise of Wessex.
The era once known as the 'Dark Ages' was marked by stunning cultural advances. In this title, the author offers a fresh analysis of the discoveries made in the archaeology and art of the Anglo-Saxon world. It is suitable for students of early medieval history and to all those who...
By Mike Pitts
Take a cast of archaeologists and historians who inhabit different worlds. Add a medieval king who died in battle, and was revived by Shakespeare as the ultimate anti-hero. Throw in a forensic quest with almost unbelievable twists, and a theatrical modern burial with no parallel, and you have the material...
Medieval Town and Augustinian Friary: Settlement c 1325-1700: Canterbury Whitefriars Excavations 1999-2004
By Alison Hicks
The first of four books on excavations in the Whitefriars area of Canterbury, this report describes the development of the Augustinian friary from c 1325 to its demise following the Dissolution.