Waltheof

A Tragedy in Five Acts. Produced at the Royal Surrey Theatre, Monday, March 17, 1851

Waltheof


The Hall of Waltheof

The Hall of Waltheof

"The Hall of Waltheof" from Sidney Oldall Addy. English solicitor, folklore historian (1848-1933).

The World of Orderic Vitalis

Norman Monks and Norman Knights

The World of Orderic Vitalis

`A wise, learned, gracefully written account of the Anglo-Norman world and its most remarkable chronicler.' SPECULUM

The English and Their Legacy, 900-1200

Essays in Honour of Ann Williams

The English and Their Legacy, 900-1200

The dynamics of medieval societies in England and beyond form the focus of these essays on the Anglo-Norman world.

From This We Spring

From This We Spring


From Asgard to Valhalla

The Remarkable History of the Norse Myths

From Asgard to Valhalla

Whether they focus on Thor's powerful hammer, the mysterious valkyries, the palatial home of the gods - Asgard - or ravenous wolves and fierce elemental giants, the Norse myths are packed with vivid incident. But at the centre of their cosmos stands a gnarled old ash tree from which all distances and times are measured. When the old tree creaks, Ragnarok - the end of the world and of the gods themselves - is at hand. It is from this tree that Odin, father of the gods, hanged himself in search of the wisdom of the dead: a disturbing image of divine sacrifice far removed from the feasting and fighting of his otherworld home, Valhalla. This is the first book to show how the Norse myths have resonated from era to era: from Viking-age stories of ice and fire to the epic poetry of Beowulf; and from Wagner's "Ring" to Marvel Comics' "Mighty Thor". Heather O'Donoghue considers the wider contexts of Norse mythology, including its origins, medieval expression and reception in post-medieval societies right up to the present. "From Asgard to Valhalla" is a book that will intrigue and delight anyone with an interest in how the Norse myths have so profoundly shaped the western cultural heritage.

The Cult of Saints and the Virgin Mary in Medieval Scotland

The Cult of Saints and the Virgin Mary in Medieval Scotland

A new investigation of the saints' cults which flourished in medieval Scotland, fruitfully combining archaeological, historical, and literary perspectives.