Where, exactly, was the battle of Hæðfeld? I have a theory, based on research I’ve done on water courses and roads of 632.Read more "Hæðfeld: Where Edwin lost his head?"
The new title for my novel about Hild is…Hild. It just makes sense 🙂 My hand-drawn family tree for Hild is now neatly printed and legible. I’m hoping readers of this blog will give me some feedback. click to enlarge As you can see, there are several names missing. For example those Æthelfrithings who died […]Read more "Hild’s family tree"
According to Bede, Edwin was preceded by a standard bearer, carrying a ‘tufa’. My assumption has always been that this was a Roman-style standard, or perhaps a staff. At some point I’ll need to work out what that looked like. But another assumption I’m making is that he didn’t assume such pretensions until the late […]Read more "Edwin’s banner, Edwin’s family name"