Category Archives: Genealogy

Identifying and understanding the Old English -ing3 patronymic constructions in the ‘Historia de Sancto Cuthberto’

A year and a half later, and I still can’t get a good handle on what I actually achieved in my time studying for a PhD (not that I even got as far as completing the MPhil bit, but hey, … Continue reading

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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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Merry Christmas from Surrey Medieval

I appreciate this seasonal greeting may be one day late now (or two if like my girlfriend you are Swiss) but I’m sure I was not alone in having better things to do than write a blog post on Christmas … Continue reading

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Better late than never

A big thank you is due to the Puttenham and Wanborough History Society for giving me the opportunity to conclude their winter meeting series by speaking on ‘The place of Frowsbury in Puttenham’, both from a historical geographic perspective and … Continue reading

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