The Golden Age of Northumbria by H.E. Davidson (1958) [Part 6: How Do We Know?]

How do we know how the Northumbrians lived and what happened in the Golden Age? There is no one easy answer to this, because we have found out what we know in a number of different ways, and it had been rather like piecing a jigsaw puzzle together. Some pieces of the puzzle are still … Continue reading The Golden Age of Northumbria by H.E. Davidson (1958) [Part 6: How Do We Know?]

The Golden Age of Northumbria by H.E. Davidson (1958) [Part 1: How Northumbria Began]

To the Reader This book is the story of how Christianity came to Northumbria. It tells you why we call the time of King Edwin and the kings who came after him the Golden Age. all the people mentioned in it really lived, and all the facts are based either on early records and books … Continue reading The Golden Age of Northumbria by H.E. Davidson (1958) [Part 1: How Northumbria Began]

Gods and Heroes in Stone by H.R. Ellis Davidson (1950)

To seek for illustrations of the legends and myths of the pagan past carved on the memorial stones and crosses of Anglo-Saxon is to embark on a subject which has provided wilder flights of interpretative fancy than perhaps any branch of Anglo-Saxon studies. On such a topic thought is indeed free, and the vague, often … Continue reading Gods and Heroes in Stone by H.R. Ellis Davidson (1950)