New Podcast: Alfred the Great Through History

Alfred the Great is most famous for 'burning the cakes'. But this story doesn't really do justice to the complexity of this Anglo-Saxon king; nor is it the only tale to have surrounded Alfred through the centuries. David Barrow (University of York) looks at how Alfred the Great has been represented in fact and fiction.... Continue Reading →

Heroes Conference: Registration now open (3rd to 4th October)

Registration is now open for this two-day conference at the Royal Geographic Society, which is being held as part of the Hero Project. Papers from a wide range of disciplines and perspectives will consider how heroic reputations are shaped and curated, and what heroes past, present, and future might tell us about the societies that make... Continue Reading →

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