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John Blair

Building Anglo-Saxon England

John Blair

Friday, 12 October 2018

4:00pm

1 hour

Blenheim Palace: The Marlborough Room

£6.50 - £12.50

Historian and archaeologist Professor John Blair draws on the latest discoveries to present a radically new view on the origins of Anglo-Saxon towns, manor houses and castles and how they shaped the lives of the people of the day.

Blair explains how hundreds of recent excavations demonstrate how regionally diverse Anglo-Saxon building was. He shows how the timber buildings of eastern England had more in common with the Low Countries and Scandinavia than the rest of England and sheds new light on the origins of villages and field systems and on the organisation of the kingdom of Mercia.

Blair is professor of medieval history and archaeology at the University of Oxford and a fellow in history at The Queen’s College. His previous books include The Church in Anglo-Saxon Society and The Anglo-Saxon Age: A Very Short Introduction.

Presented by Princeton University Press.

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Blenheim Palace HSBC In partnership with HSBC Desmond and Fiona Heyward Lady Hatch Jill Dunsmore Mary and Cecil Quillen Italian Cultural Institute Owen Mumford Schools programme partner HM Government of Gibraltar Sponsor of festival green room Gibunco Group Hedges Law Lawyers to the festival Seabourn Luxury Cruises Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller European Commission Schools and colleges programme The Oxford Times Regional media partner Bear Ram Elk Digital Strategy and Web Design Eynsham Hall Floris of London Oxford Cultural Collective Macdonald Bear Hotel Festival hotel Princeton University Press Prestige publishing partner Lord’s Taverners Festival sports charity partner The Feathers Hotel The King’s Arms The Sloane Club Literary Review Liaison Financial Services OX magazine K T Bruce Photography Save the Children Bookshop Experience Oxfordshire Wake up to Woodstock