Reviews of “The Sword in Anglo-Saxon England: Its Archaeology and Literature” by Hilda Ellis Davidson (1962)

Review by: J.D.A. Ogilvy Source: The Journal of English and Germanic Philology, Vol. 61, No. 4 (Oct., 1962), pp. 908-909 Besides archaeology and documents ranging from wills to epic poetry, this book draws upon modern knowledge of metallurgy and on contemporary experiments in producing pattern-welded swords. Although it deals chiefly with English swords, it contains … Continue reading Reviews of “The Sword in Anglo-Saxon England: Its Archaeology and Literature” by Hilda Ellis Davidson (1962)

The Golden Age of Northumbria by H.E. Davidson (1958) [Part 4: Churches & Books]

The Church-builders The old temples of the gods were not all destroyed like the one burned by Coifi. Sometimes they were used as churches for a while. Not long ago the site of one of King Edwin’s halls was discovered at Yeavering in Bernicia, and we think that one of the wooden buildings there was … Continue reading The Golden Age of Northumbria by H.E. Davidson (1958) [Part 4: Churches & Books]