Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Archaeology of Wooded Landscapes – conference papers online

If I make it to more than one medieval-themed conference in a year I consider it to be something of an achievement. I guess it’s what comes of being out of academic circles. Among this year’s list of those I … Continue reading

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New work – sorry Epsom…

…but you can no longer claim to be the place named Hebbeshamm at which King Alfred convened an assembly of many of his leading men in 882, a meeting known solely from the passing reference made in a charter to … Continue reading

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Edward Bawden, ‘Trees and Cows’ (1927)

I came across this yesterday while browsing the cards in the shop at the Royal Academy. It caught my eye because the field boundaries, although part of a regular grid, dog-leg like many medieval hedges, and evokes the mosaic of … Continue reading

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