Category Archives: Brittonic

The origins of Surrey: two scholars’ work and my two pennies’ worth

(This is a long post. I didn’t set out to write such a whopper, rather it grew and grew as a result of choosing such a big, juicy topic which requires time to do it justice. Which is not to claim … Continue reading

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Tom Green, Lincolnshire and maybe a spot of prevarication on my part

I went into last weekend with the intention to post an “essay-in-24-hours” but one hangover and some bitterly cold weather later and I’d gone off the idea. Fast forward to sunday night and I was up to my eyeballs in … Continue reading

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Two websites

Put together a quick piece under the Links tab on a brace of recently-relaunched websites, ASChart and The Key to English Place-Names, which are both useful aids to studying Anglo-Saxon charters and place-names. I tried to keep my criticisms as … Continue reading

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New work – reconsidering weala-tun place names in Surrey

I’ve put the finishing touches to another short essay that’s been lingering on the slate for over two years, adding it to the Work section here. As much as its primary subject matter is self-evidently to do with place-names, I … Continue reading

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