Medieval Month News

Men from the North – The Vikings

From around AD 800 – 1200, large groups of Scandinavian seafarers sailed out from their homelands to conduct raids over England, Ireland, and Europe, leaving an indelible mark on the histories of those regions. These men became known as the Vikings – a name thought to have originated from an ancient Norse word meaning “bay”…Read more

1001 years ago – The Battle of Assandun

The 18th October 2017 will mark the 1001st anniversary of one of the most important conflicts ever fought on English soil, the Battle of Assandun, a major confrontation between the Anglo Saxons and the Vikings. The Anglo Saxon Army, led by the warrior King of England, Edmund Ironside, attempted to cut off the Vikings who were retreating…Read more