Building Anglo-Saxon England
Friday, 12 October 2018
Blenheim Palace: The Marlborough Room
£6.50 - £12.50
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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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