A forgotten database, a rediscovered treasure trove of early medieval England.
One of the most exquisite brooches from Viking Age England.
The huge chalk figure on the Dorset hills is a familiar sight in the series of man-made figures around the world. Establishing his date of creation, however, has always been a bit of a pickle. Archaeologists of the National Trust have now studied the layers of re-chalking of the giant all the way down to the deepest patch they could find. And that patch of sand turns out to date between the eighth and twelfth century. Read more in the fine articles on The Guardian and Medievalists.net.
978 – Assassination of Edward the Martyr.
978 – Coronation of Aethelred the Unready.
1040 – Death of Harald Harefoot.
The Norwegian king who try to include Denmark and England into his realm.