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Reasons are put forward for suggesting that a burh at Ilchester would have formed one element of the system of burhs built over the whole of Wessex by King Alfred in the late ninth century, which, apart from Ilchester, are included in the Burghal Hidage document. The principal argument is that...
Trees and woodland, and their products, were of considerable significance to the daily lives of the Anglo-Saxons. The usefulness of these as a resource was counter-balanced by the threat posed to the human community by the wildness of forests; both natural dangers from wolves and other animals,...
Old English wald is a not uncommon term used in place-names and pre-Conquest charter boundary clauses. The interpretation of the term is discussed and its association with woodland, together with brief references to other woodland terms, especially British *cēto and related terms. Some early...
The paper explores, through the case study of March, a large town in the northern part of the Cambridgeshire peat fens, the general invariability of interpretation as planned markets of new medieval settlements that include both regular plots and one or more geometric open spaces. It asks...
Historical work has tended to lump together the different types of terrain in lowland Lincolnshire. This paper looks at the landscape subregions between the southern end of the Lincolnshire Marsh and the village of Wrangle and examines the history of one of them in more detail. Sources of...
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