The Use of Grave-Goods in Conversion-Period England, c.600-c.850

  title={The Use of Grave-Goods in Conversion-Period England, c.600-c.850},
  author={Helen Geake},
This study comprises a descriptive analysis of the entire range of Anglo-Saxon grave goods and an exploration of their causes and meanings from the 7th and 8th centuries, a time when kingdoms went through far-reaching changes in their ideologies, trade relationships and social structures. The first half of the book consists of discussion of identification of the data, the grave-goods types, the cultural affliations of grave-goods and interpretation of the data. The second half consists of a… 

Transformations of identity and society in Essex, c.AD 400-1066

This study examines the archaeological reflections of group identity and socio-economic networks in the region of Essex and London in the Anglo-Saxon period, between c.400 and 1066. Given its

Landscape, monuments and the construction of social power in early medieval Deira

This thesis is an assessment of the role of monuments in the construction of identity and social power in Anglo-Saxon England. Specifically it focuses on the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Deira and argues

Celt and Saxon: Interaction in Pre-Viking Britain, c.600-800

The thesis aims to present a history of the interaction between Anglo-Saxons and Celts in pre-Viking Britain, c.600-800. The study is organised into three parts which examine, respectively,

Material belief : a critical history of archaeological approaches to religious change in Anglo-Saxon England

This thesis aims to explore the long-term historical background for the archaeological study of the Anglo-Saxon conversion to Christianity in seventh century England. Following the recent work that

Grave goods in early medieval burials: messages and meanings

Abstract Objects in graves have been a traditional focus of burial archaeology. Conventional interpretations of their meanings revolved around religion (equipment for the hereafter, Charon’s Penny),

The origins of Anglo-Saxon kingship

The origins of kingship have typically been accepted as a natural or inevitable development by scholars. The purpose of this thesis is to question that assumption. This work will re-examine the

Without a Trace? Archaeology, Literature, and the Life and Death of Children in Fifth to Eleventh Century England

  • Kirsty E. Squires
  • History
    Literary Cultures and Medieval and Early Modern Childhoods
  • 2019
The Anglo-Saxon period (fifth to eleventh century AD) entailed shifting ideological beliefs, identities, and social and political structures. Each of these subjects has been scrutinized in much

The Reuse of ‘Antiques’ in Conversion Period Cemeteries

BETWEEN 2005 AND 2007, a large Anglo-Saxon cemetery was excavated at Street House, near Loftus in Cleveland in north-eastern England. The site was discovered during a programme of research into

Engendering Debate: Animals and Identity in Anglo-Saxon England

Abstract WITH THE GROWING popularity of theoretical approaches within medieval archaeology, identity has become a central area of research. Although such studies frequently expound upon the role of



Roman and Celtic Objects from Anglo-Saxon Graves. A Catalogue and an Interpretation of their Use. By Roger H. White. 295 × 210mm. Pp. 365, 98 figs., 9 maps. Oxford: British Archaeological Reports (British Series, 191), 1988. ISBN 0-86054-547-4. £23·00 (p/b).

The problem with this volume is that it gathers together data which relate to several vital but different issues—the burial of objects made (often long) in the past, perceptions of and attitudes to


This survey, an introduction to the history of Anglo-Saxon England looks at political history, and religious, cultural, social, legal and economic themes are woven in. Throughout the book the authors

Rome, Britain, and the Anglo-Saxons

An examination of the accepted view that the foundation of Anglo-Saxon England derives from mass immigration, stressing instead the evidence for population continuity as well as the continuity of

A History of Medieval Europe: From Constantine to Saint Louis

List of plates. List of maps. List of figures. Acknowledgements Abbreviations. Preface. Part one. The dark Ages. Introduction. 1. Constantine the Great: The New Rome and Christianity. Further

Early Medieval History . By J. M. Wallace-Hadrill. Pp. viii + 248. Oxford: Blackwell, 1975. £7.50.

  • H. Loyn
  • History
    The Journal of Ecclesiastical History
  • 1977
was recognised as rightful patriarch by the Roman legates, though the pope asked that he should seek pardon for his sins; and it was agreed that die Bulgarian Church be assigned to Rome, a condition

Frankish Royal Tombs in the Cathedrals of Cologne and Saint-Denis

The centuries between A.D. 400 and 800, which make the transition between Antiquity and the Middle Ages, are sparsely documented and have often been called by the English the ‘Dark Ages’, the dark

The Origins and Development of the Penannular Brooch in Europe

  • E. Fowler
  • History
    Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society
  • 1960
This paper is in a sense a by-product of a detailed study of ‘Dark Age’ metalwork and grew out of the realization that any interpretation of post-Roman history depends on an understanding of the

Soldiers and Settlers in Britain, Fourth to Fifth Century: With a Catalogue of Animal-Ornamented Buckles and Related Belt-Fittings

K Dorchester-on-Thames in the ye:u 1874 were discovered in the Dyke Hills a number of burials belonging, it seems, to an as yet only partially explored late Roman cemetery outside the walls of the

Two Anglo-Saxon Cemeteries at Winnall . By A. L. Meaney and S. C. Hawkes. 9½ × 7. Pp. x + 65 + 6 pls. + 15 figs. London: The Society for Medieval Archaeology Monograph Series: no. 4, 1970. £1·75.

The remaining chapters, 4-29, describe Roman coinage, period by period, from the Republic to A.D. 476. At the end come a glossary, a list of Roman emperors, a bibliography, and indexes of personal

The Archaeology of the Cambridge Region . By Cyril Fox, Ph.D., F.S.A. With illustrations, sketch-maps, and five coloured regional maps. 9½ × 6½; pp. xxv + 360. Cambridge: at the University Press. 1923. 31s. 6d. net.

  • E. Leeds
  • History
    The Antiquaries Journal
  • 1924
paintings done outside H.M. Offices of Arms ', he very rightly denounces the design issued by the College of Arms for the ' married achievement of Princess Mary and Lord Lascelles', and rejects the '