Category Anglo-Saxons

The last day of the year

It is the 31st December – New Year’s Eve – and many things can happen. For instance, on this day Thomas Edison gave the first public demonstration of his incandescent lamp – the forerunner of the electric light bulb! In a very different time and place – it was on this December Monday in 1945 […]

What King William of the Normans did next

So – William had won; he was now King of England and changes would follow. The establishing of Benedictine monasticism as an agency of reform and a vehicle of ducal authority had been occurring in western Normandy at exactly the same time as in the north of England. Both areas had previously been immune to […]