Category Archives: Chertsey

Getting to the root of Getinges: tribal memory and group identity in Early Anglo-Saxon Surrey

Recently, I uploaded a revised version of my Nottingham MA dissertation under the Work tab. To sum up its purpose and content in a sentence, the dissertation constitutes a predominantly-linguistic reassessment of all place-names in the historic county of Surrey which might … Continue reading

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SMSW 3 – a statistical perspective on Surrey’s early medieval coin corpus

Three posts in three days was always going to be a bit of an ask, especially when trying to write them around hosting a dinner party, attending a birthday and London’s premature celebration of Swiss National Day, and watching Chris Froome’s fantastic … Continue reading

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SMSW 1 – Surrey place-names in Anglo-Saxon charters

Among the many (too many) unfinished pieces of work I have “on the go” at the present time is the write-up of a talk I gave to the Surrey Archaeological Society’s Villages Study Group in a bitingly-cold village hall early … Continue reading

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My autumn, sorted

I have blogged time and time and time again about the “forthcoming” publication of the Susan Kelly-edited Charters of Chertsey Abbey. Each time I have done so, the inexorable passage of time has meant its publication date is a little nearer … Continue reading

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Being “productive” with place-names

I’d not even finished writing the piece that was the subject of my previous post when I began to formulate a new sidelight analysis to append to it. The basis of this was what I perceived to be a positive correlation between … Continue reading

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Not for the first time… Coins and Surrey in the eighth and ninth centuries

Try as I might, I haven’t been able to put to one side my new-found fascination with the mid-Anglo-Saxon coins of Surrey. One issue in particular continued to play on my mind in the wake of finishing my first attempt … Continue reading

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New work – Middle Anglo-Saxon trading networks in Surrey

When I was at middle school (it’s a Surrey thing, for children between the ages of 8 and 11), I had two friends who collected things. Terry collected keys and Tim collected coins. At the time it was keys that … Continue reading

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HAPPY Easter

It’s half past one in the morning and I’ve admitted defeat in trying to get something big finished that I’ve been working on more or less constantly since Good Friday morning (save for a few breaks such as an excursion … Continue reading

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