Microblog Timeline (since 2019)

03 Jun 2020
A new book has been published by Andrew Breeze on early medieval battles in Britain.…
03 Jun 2020
30 May 2020
Gotta love this – if you’re a fan of medieval manuscripts:
30 May 2020
27 May 2020
For those of you with an RSS feed to my blog, I hope you read…
27 May 2020
27 May 2020
The best papers on Viking studies in the past ten years? This is professor Søren…
27 May 2020
23 May 2020
Fine overview of Viking Age Poland, in particular the ninth and tenth centuries. And the…
23 May 2020
20 May 2020
Never saw this image before from Lund cathedral with Finn the Giant hugging the pillar…
20 May 2020
13 May 2020
Here is another science article that explores how ‘vanishing skies’ and ‘dark moons’ in medieval…
13 May 2020
09 May 2020
A new book on the Vikings in Francia? This sounds like the kind of thing…
09 May 2020
02 May 2020
Yesterday, a report was published about a Viking Age woman’s grave in Kvaløya, Norway. The…
02 May 2020
02 May 2020
Are you a big fan of Bernard Cornwell and his Saxon Stories now famous for…
02 May 2020
29 Apr 2020
Nice, though short, piece historical overview of the Danevirke by Heritage Daily with a very…
29 Apr 2020
26 Apr 2020
A really fine Twitter feed called Tweeting Historians is worth looking at. On a weekly…
26 Apr 2020
25 Apr 2020
Just updated Virtual Vikings at the Museum with a new link to Sketchfab images of…
25 Apr 2020
22 Apr 2020
If you ever wondered what a sentence sounds like in Anglo-Saxon, let alone from Modern…
22 Apr 2020
16 Apr 2020
Must-read article about lead pollution across Europe in the twelfth century. The research at Harvard…
16 Apr 2020
14 Apr 2020
A free isolation collection is available from the academic journal Antiquity. These are the most…
14 Apr 2020
06 Apr 2020
Updated the Gjellestad ship article with an absolutely stunning visual reconstruction of the archaeological site.…
06 Apr 2020
04 Apr 2020
Great podcast on Viking Women on History Extra. Aired only yesterday. Happy listening!
04 Apr 2020
04 Apr 2020
How brilliant is this? A great video from Medievalists.net by the 5-minute medievalist, Danièle Cybulskie:…
04 Apr 2020
01 Apr 2020
A totally non-Viking Age related note. Let me spare you my gasps when I saw…
01 Apr 2020
28 Mar 2020
Still patiently biding my time until I can get up close with the Gokstad ship.…
28 Mar 2020
25 Mar 2020
Also updated Lindisfarne Island with a great new podcast on History Extra!
25 Mar 2020
25 Mar 2020
I’ve updated the articles Ardnamurchan Viking Ship and A Viking Boat on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula…
25 Mar 2020
22 Mar 2020
Reports are circling online about the Newark Bay cemetry on the Orkneys. Northern Europe has…
22 Mar 2020
21 Mar 2020
You’ve gotta love a comic book. I certainly do. Not all of them, mind you.…
21 Mar 2020
18 Mar 2020
Sorry people – if you suddenly have a wave of new posts in your RSS…
18 Mar 2020
18 Mar 2020
As we’re now globally preoccupied with the Corona/Covid virus, a question popped into my head…
18 Mar 2020
14 Mar 2020
My good friend L. sent me this link from the Sunday Times and I think…
14 Mar 2020
11 Mar 2020
A new publication on the early Middle Ages available in Open Access: Digging into the…
11 Mar 2020
04 Mar 2020
Pretty good news coming from the Smithsonian! They’ve opened up a vault of Open Access…
04 Mar 2020
29 Feb 2020
The Great Moravian kingdom. To my shame, I’d never heard of it. But it’s Viking…
29 Feb 2020
26 Feb 2020
More photos of the Oseberg ship. This time a colourized version of the famous excavation…
26 Feb 2020
22 Feb 2020
Academic article turned popular science article. If you found the recent article in Antiquity about…
22 Feb 2020
19 Feb 2020
It’s Wednesday again and it’s terribly quiet online about Viking Age discoveries. But here is…
19 Feb 2020
13 Feb 2020
This is a side of the Oseberg ship you will not see very often! Great…
13 Feb 2020
08 Feb 2020
This story fits into the Viking Age. Just. And it’s not exactly about Vikings, but…
08 Feb 2020
06 Feb 2020
I’ve just updated Lindisfarne Island with information about a new discovery! The Digventure team found…
06 Feb 2020
04 Feb 2020
I have not written much about Harald Hardrada (yet). This week, I came across this…
04 Feb 2020
01 Feb 2020
There’s a new scholarly article in Antiquity about three Viking Age halls at Borre, Norway.…
01 Feb 2020
27 Jan 2020
A new year, a new focus! The Viking Archive will shortly start showing a few…
27 Jan 2020
26 Jan 2020
Since I posted the series on Viking Age tapestries, I find myself looking out for…
26 Jan 2020
19 Jan 2020
Good news about the Gjellestad ship. It was indeed made during the Viking Age. For…
19 Jan 2020
12 Jan 2020
A medieval cemetry has been found in Kjøpmannsgata in Trondheim in 2019. Read more about…
12 Jan 2020
11 Jan 2020
A new interpretation of the inscription of the Rök Runestone in Sweden discusses a possible…
11 Jan 2020
07 Jan 2020
There is a new study on the effects of medieval walrus hunting and trade, with…
07 Jan 2020
04 Jan 2020
An interesting article about the flight of English people who did not (wish to) remain…
04 Jan 2020
11 Dec 2019
More on Viking Age sites in Estonia, via ERR (Estonian Public Broadcasting): Burial site ties…
11 Dec 2019
07 Dec 2019
Here’s a list I like. No bullet points, but excellent observations. Still need to read…
07 Dec 2019
07 Dec 2019
If you like the Vikings tv series, or the legends about Ragnar Lothbrok, here is…
07 Dec 2019
30 Nov 2019
An early Viking Age (8-9th c.) brooch found in Estonia is all over social media.…
30 Nov 2019
23 Nov 2019
Back in 2015, two metal detector enthusiasts found in Herefordshire what is considered to be…
23 Nov 2019
23 Nov 2019
More boat burials from Norway? This is getting slightly insane! But the sources are reliable,…
23 Nov 2019
12 Nov 2019
More traffic light fun. This time, it’s Saint Boniface in red and green in Fulda,…
12 Nov 2019
03 Nov 2019
A NatGeo documentary about female Viking warriors will air in the US tonight, and in…
03 Nov 2019
31 Oct 2019
I’ve been to a few cemetries, talked to a few paranormal investigators and visited the…
31 Oct 2019
25 Oct 2019
A new exhibition on Vikings has opened in the Netherlands. ‘We, Vikings’ can now be…
25 Oct 2019
20 Oct 2019
Last month (September 2019), a Viking Age arrowhead was found in the Norwegian mountains. This…
20 Oct 2019
20 Oct 2019
Meanwhile in Estonia on the island of Saaremaa… not one but several hoards with Viking…
20 Oct 2019
06 Oct 2019
This is pre-Viking Age, but I just had to share. A Roman drinking glass from…
06 Oct 2019
05 Oct 2019
Came across this very brief introduction to early and later medieval halls. Worth a read!…
05 Oct 2019
05 Oct 2019
Now that’s interesting. The Galloway hoard, that’s considered a ‘Viking’ hoard, just turned out a…
05 Oct 2019
18 Sep 2019
Just wanted to share this amazing photo of Ely cathedral. A building is linked to…
18 Sep 2019
18 Sep 2019
Thanks to all the good people on Twitter who tweeted about 3D images of the…
18 Sep 2019
13 Sep 2019
Earlier this month, PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States…
13 Sep 2019
08 Sep 2019
A golden oldie from History Extra: this is a fine short biography of Æthelstan, king…
08 Sep 2019
08 Sep 2019
A new scholarly publication that questions our idea that Viking activity started only with the…
08 Sep 2019
28 Aug 2019
Flashback to 16 October 2018: I reported the find of a new Viking ship in…
28 Aug 2019
28 Aug 2019
Just love a little bit of humour on the streets! And the Danes just have…
28 Aug 2019
25 Aug 2019
Very interesting article about the population in Ireland around the time of the arrival of…
25 Aug 2019
16 Aug 2019
A metal detectorist has found a sceatta (sceat) of the ‘continental rune type’ in the…
16 Aug 2019
07 Aug 2019
Archaeologists have found a Viking hall on the isle of Rousay, Orkneys that dates back…
07 Aug 2019
07 Aug 2019
I’m experiencing a little glitch between WordPress and Micro.blog. So, here’s another try! Over the…
07 Aug 2019
26 Jul 2019
Time to give you that link to the video.  #VYP19.
26 Jul 2019
26 Jul 2019
For a layman like me, a wonderful tour of an archaeological site and fascinating details…
26 Jul 2019
26 Jul 2019
It’s summertime, and there’s a heatwave… so time for a refreshing new look for the…
26 Jul 2019