Monthly Archives: July 2015

The story of the Fenland Saints Guthlac and Pega

One problem about telling stories about individuals of centuries past is deciding what is fact, what may be fact, and what probably is story-telling/fiction. The story I am telling here could – and almost certainly does – contain elements of all three. Saint Guthlac (c. 674 – 714) and Saint Pega (d.719) were brother and […]

A brief history of the Great Fenland Monasteries – before the Normans

The story of the Great Fenland Monasteries has been told many times in many ways over many centuries.  This telling is my way and comes as a result of my ten years as a tutor for the WEA (Workers Education Association). I presented multi-session courses across much of East Anglia and this story was one […]