Late/Post-Roman Britain

Posts concerned with end of the Roman period and post-Roman Britain/Anglo-Saxon England—including, but not limited to, the history, archaeology, landscape and place-names of these periods—are brought together and indexed on this page. I've tried to arrange the following into a number of broad categories to make it easier to find relevant posts.

Fully Referenced Research/Drafts
  1. Britain, the Byzantine Empire, and the concept of an Anglo-Saxon 'Heptarchy': Harun ibn Yahya's ninth-century Arabic description of Britain
  2. Romano-British pottery in the fifth- to sixth-century Lincoln region
  3. Were there Huns in Anglo-Saxon England? Some thoughts on Bede, Priscus & Attila
  4. A brief note on Britons and wealhstodas
  5. The Hwicce of Rutland? Some intriguing names from the East Midlands
  6. A note on some probable Scandinavian burials in the 'Late Saxon' cemetery at Ketton, Rutland
  7. A brief note on Willinghams and Inghams: Anglo-Saxon pagan priests and Kultverbände in Lincolnshire & East Anglia?
  8. An early Anglo-Saxon sorcerer at Teversham, Cambridgeshire?
  9. Havelok and the British kings of ‘Lincoln and Lindesi
  10. Sasanian finds in early medieval Britain and beyond: another global distribution from Late Antiquity?
  11. The fifth-to sixth-century British church in the forum at Lincoln: a brief discussion

Posts Organized by Topic

Imported Artefacts & Links Between Post-Roman Britain, the Mediterranean World and Beyond
  1. Some imitation Islamic coins minted in early medieval Europe
  2. The distribution of Islamic dirhams in Anglo-Saxon England
  3. Indian silver coins in Viking-age northern Europe & Britain
  4. A very long way from home: early Byzantine finds at the far ends of the world
  5. Sasanian finds in early medieval Britain and beyond: another global distribution from Late Antiquity?
  6. Britain, the Byzantine Empire, and the concept of an Anglo-Saxon 'Heptarchy': Harun ibn Yahya's ninth-century Arabic description of Britain
Research on the Post-Roman Lincoln Region
  1. The British Kingdom of Lindsey (on academia.edu)
  2. Tealby, the Taifali, and the end of Roman Lincolnshire (on academia.edu)
  3. The fifth-to sixth-century British church in the forum at Lincoln: a brief discussion
  4. Romano-British pottery in the fifth- to sixth-century Lincoln region
  5. Anglo-Saxon or sub-Roman: what should we call Lincolnshire in the fifth and sixth centuries?
  6. Anglo-Saxon archaeology, Late Roman provinces & the landscape of post-Roman eastern Britain
  7. Havelok and the British kings of ‘Lincoln and Lindesi
Other Discussions of Individual Sites, Finds & Landscapes from Late/Post-Roman Lincolnshire
Research on Other Aspects of Anglo-Saxon History & Archaeology
  1. Lindisfarne, the Lindisfaran and the origins of Anglo-Saxon Northumbria (on academia.edu)
  2. The Hwicce of Rutland? Some intriguing names from the East Midlands
  3. Were there Huns in Anglo-Saxon England? Some thoughts on Bede, Priscus & Attila
  4. A brief note on Britons and wealhstodas
  5. The Anglo-Saxons abroad? Some early Anglo-Saxon finds from France and East Africa
  6. The medieval 'New England': a forgotten Anglo-Saxon colony on the north-eastern Black Sea coast
Research on Place-Names Relating to Pagan Priests & Sorcerers 
  1. A brief note on Willinghams and Inghams: Anglo-Saxon pagan priests and Kultverbände in Lincolnshire & East Anglia?
  2. An early Anglo-Saxon sorcerer at Teversham, Cambridgeshire?
  3. A 'Sorcerer's Stronghold' in Anglo-Saxon Nottinghamshire: Teversal, Sherwood... & Tolkien's Dol Guldur?