Category Archives: Soapbox

410-1066 CE: What should we call the period (at least so far as Surrey is concerned)?

Midway through last month, I finished editing my first Surrey Archaeological Society Medieval Studies Forum Newsletter. I’m pretty proud of the finished product, if I do say so myself! You’ll have to join the Forum to enjoy the whole thing, but I … Continue reading

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On trying to be a better medievalist (and make the world a better place)

I spent a large chunk of the first few weeks of the new year away from this blog working on a funding application for my PhD research. Consequently, of late, I have spent a lot of time thinking about what I study, … Continue reading

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Inexpertly handled (learning from 2016)

Last weekend I was a bit-part player in a lengthy Twitter back-and-forth about a coin, culture, and the communication of complex concepts in no more than 140 characters at a time. In many ways it was a debate about nothing of any … Continue reading

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Penda’s Fen (and the scourge of property speculation)

This post will be my first (and quite probably only) venture into film criticism, and is the result of a bit of cajoling by our Irish correspondent Vox Hiberionacum. Expressing whether you think a given piece of film-making is good or bad springs … Continue reading

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Conference seasoned

A fortnight ago, as previously advertised, I spoke to the Surrey Archaeological Society’s Medieval Studies Forum, my final medieval event of 2014 (‘cept for my graduation ceremony). It was a great way to wrap up the year. If I’m honest, I wasn’t holding out much … Continue reading

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What’s the point of it all?

You’ve got to bear with me on this post as I’m not all that sure where I’m going with it, but safe to say the title in no way should be taken too literally. I’m fine. Today I took in … Continue reading

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