Lady St Mary Church, Wareham

The Grade I listed building of Lady St. Mary Church is a parish church situated to the south east of the market town of Wareham, Dorset; parallel to the Priory Hotel and a stone throw away from Wareham’s Quay and the River Frome. Originally the church was attached to

Wareham Town

  Wareham is a market town in the county of Dorset and is a civil parish under the name Wareham Town. The settlement of Wareham was built on a strategic dry point between the mouths of the River Frome and the River Piddle, which converges into Wareham Channel of

Wat’s Dyke

Wat’s Dyke   Wat’s Dyke is a scheduled monument (SAM) of 19 protected sections of a linear earthwork that stretches intermittently for approximately 40 miles (64km). Situated in the northern region of the Welsh Marches, the once north-western frontier of the Kingdom of Mercia. The Welsh Marches contains a

Waltham Abbey – Abbey Church of Waltham Holy Cross

Waltham Abbey, known today as the Abbey Church of Waltham Holy Cross is located in the quaint market town of the same name just 14 miles from the City of London. The town itself was named after the Abbey which was thought to be constructed around 1030 but the

Irton Cross – St Paul’s Church

Made from one piece of red sandstone, Irton Cross can be found in St Paul’s Church Graveyard. St Paul’s Church is in the Parish of Eskdale, Cumbria and is an active church. This Anglo-Saxon cross dates back to the 9th century and remarkably is still in one solid peice

The Coronation Stone

The coronation stone was used in ceremonies for the royal consecration of Kings from the Kingdom of Wessex during the 10th century, in Kingston-upon-Thames – a royal demesne manor. According to tradition the ceremony of coronation was performed on a large stone block, where statues of several monarchs were

Is the Old English Language Worth Learning?

  Some people master another language for travel, work, relationships, education, networking and culture; others even go to the effort of learning fictional languages from their favourite books, movies and TV shows. But it is not often that people turn to ancient linguistics in search of discovering new forms

Anglo-Saxon Land and Titles Series: 01# The Mark and Markmen

  The Mark and Markmen Image by Adrian Walmsley https://flic.kr/p/2aVNJcd   The original principles of settlement regarding the Anglo-Saxons conquered or contested territories of Britannia (England) in the 5thcentury, rests upon two main foundations established by their Germanic heritage; first, the possession of land; secondly, the distinction and privileges

Wuffingas Dynasty – The Wolf Kings of East Anglia

When most people think of notable Anglo-Saxon lineages, they either think of Wessex’s Cerdicing dynasty or the Iclingas dynasty of Mercia. The lesser-known Wuffingas were a dynastic line that founded and ruled over the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of East Anglia from the 6th-8th century. The dynasty would start as a conquering Pagan tribe in an unfamiliar

The Witenagemot – The Backbone of Monarchs

source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Witan_hexateuch.jpg#file        The Witenagemot was an advisory council from the Anglo-Saxon ruling class whose duty was to counsel their kingdoms monarch, in which contained mostly kings. They only assembled when summoned and answered to the monarch directly. It was considered treason if the Witenagemot assembled without