Category Archives: Dorking

Three new books on aspects of medieval Surrey

A pleasing thing happened a few weeks ago – I was sent a new book by its author, in the hope that (1) it might be of interest to me and (2) I might publicise it via this blog. It’s never happened … Continue reading

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Making progress on several fronts

“each age confronts the debris of its history, material and traditional, as a way of finding a home for itself.” Picture the scene; it’s Saturday morning and I’m on a bus to Waterloo, blissfully unaware that half of London had … 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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