Category Archives: Archaeology and History

WAS LINDISFARNE A BRITTONIC NAVAL BASE IN THE AGE OF ARTHUR?

  The “Holy Island” of Lindisfarne off the coast of northeastern England is notable for the great monastery established there in the early 7th century, as well as for its most famous expression of Medieval religious art, The Lindisfarne Gospel.[1]  … Continue reading

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FIRE VS ICE: WHAT ENDED CLASSICAL CIVILIZATION?

“The bay trees in our country are all wither’d,                                                          And meteors fright the fixed stars of heaven;                                                              The pale-fac’d moon looks bloody on the earth                                                        And lean-look’d prophets whisper fearful change;” —-Shakespeare The decline and fall of the Roman Empire … Continue reading

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British History and the Game of Thrones

In honor of the start of the latest season of the popular sword, sex and sorcery television series, Game of Thrones, we will depart from our regular agenda of discussing what some regard as the equally fabulous Age of Arthur, … Continue reading

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Germanus and the Beginnings of Independent Britain

Germanus of Auxerre’s Life, writen by Constantius of Lyon around 480 or so, stands as an important document for the study of post Roman Britain—more properly the Brittonic Period or Age of Arthur.  As such, one wishes it were more … Continue reading

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What’s the Matter with the Matter of Britain?

What’s the Matter with the matter of Britain?  I dare say quite a bit, apparently. While stories of King Arthur, his knights and various and sundry other personalities from fifth and sixth century AD Britain have been circulating for a … Continue reading

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The Once and Future Blog about the Age of Arthur

While my interests encompass far more than just the Age of Arthur (ca. the fifth and sixth centuries AD in the British Isles and neighboring lands), I have been working on several articles which I believe add to the conversation regarding this … Continue reading

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