Anglo-Saxon England and Europe

 
  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

An illustrated lecture

This illustrated lecture by Jo Story (Professor at the University of Leicester) explores the deep-rooted connectivity between England and the Continent in the centuries before the Norman Conquest, and explain the importance of exploring the earliest period of England’s history in its broadest European context.

The beginning and the end of Anglo-Saxon England are defined by contact with the European continent. Early histories retell stories about the landings of Saxon war-bands, and the subsequent migration and settlement of groups of Angles, Saxons and Jutes in eastern and southern parts of Britain. These brief reports of 5th- and 6th-century events are counter-balanced by longer accounts of the regime change that followed in the wake of two conquests of England in the 11th century. The Danish rulers, Swein Forkbeark and his son Cnut, led the first of these conquests, which integrated England into a North Sea empire. The second (and better-known) campaign was led by William, Duke of Normandy, in 1066.
But the relationship between Anglo-Saxon England and Europe involved much more than these familiar moments of migration and military invasion. The ebb and flow of people, objects and ideas across the Channel, Irish and North Seas was continual rather than episodic, and Anglo-Saxon England was both a recipient of and contributor to major cultural, religious and economic developments in Europe in the post-Roman centuries. This illustrated lecture will explore the deep-rooted connectivity between England and the Continent in the centuries before the Norman Conquest,  Image: Offa’s dinar (British Museum)

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2019-01-24 19:00 2019-01-24 19:00 Europe/London Anglo-Saxon England and Europe This illustrated lecture by Jo Story (Professor at the University of Leicester) explores the deep-rooted connectivity between England and the Continent in the centuries before the Norman Conquest https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2019/01/24/anglo-saxon-england-and-europe-190796 The British Library,96 Euston Road, London,London,London

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