Category Archives: Guildford

Guildford Museum: facts, fears, and the future

What follows is not a run-of-the-mill Surrey Medieval post, but something I’ve felt moved to write in the wake of some dramatic local news. Over the weekend, I learned that the Surrey Archaeological Society, of which I am a long-standing member … 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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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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St Martha’s

After many years, it’s almost time to reveal a piece of work that I consider is the best thing I have ever hit upon in a medieval context. I’m going to keep up the smoke and mirrors act for a … Continue reading

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A new year, a new milestone passed

It’s 2013. I can’t decide if last year flew by or was slow and steady. More likely, my memory is not what it used to be and I’m forgetting half of what I did – being newly arrived and unemployed … Continue reading

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New work – Woking Hundred land tenure

I’ve added a page with a paper I’m particularly proud of (having read it through over breakfast this morning after months of it languishing on my hard drive) to the Work section. If the above heading is a little cryptic … Continue reading

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New (old) work!

Sensed it had been a while since I posted a new article in my Work pages, so I’ve gone and ended the drought with a short-ish paper on the origins of Guildford and its medieval hunting parks. Unfortunately it’s not especially … Continue reading

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