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Remains of Viking camp unearthed by Bristol archaeologists to feature in BBC Four series

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Workshops from a Viking camp dating to the winter of 873-4, have been unearthed by a team of archaeologists from the University of Bristol. The campsite, located in the small Derbyshire village of Repton, has been known since the 1970s, but these new discoveries have found evidence over a much larger area, for workshops and…

Medieval Wild Man relic discovered by treasure hunters

English metal detectorists have found a Medieval spoon handle depicting a figure of the Wild Man, a hairy, club-wielding legend who existed on the edges of civilization from ancient times. Stories about the Wild Man differ, some say he was a prophet, or that he went mad with grief over the loss of his beloved,…

Sir Israel Gollancz Memorial Lecture on medieval poetry

The British Academy’s prestigious Sir Israel Gollancz Memorial Lecture will take place in Bristol this year. The lecture, on Personifications of old age in medieval poetry, will be given by Professor Ad Putter, of the University of Bristol’s Department of English. Medieval poets were fond of personification allegory for reasons that modern readers do not…