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91 – When Neighbors Attack: A Story of “Kings”

91 – When Neighbors Attack: A Story of “Kings”

Right, so here we are right in the middle of all the drama and bloodshed that has been called the Anglo Saxon invasion. We have famous names such as Hengest and Aelle showing up. And most everyone who is interested in this story is probably already familiar with the story of how (following the issue with Hengest and Vortigern) you had warlords like Aelle and Cerdic showing up and parcelling out the land. The north was taken by the Angles,...

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90 – And This Gives You Power Over Me?

90 – And This Gives You Power Over Me?

Today we have murder, battles, ransacking, booze, greed, and shame.  No, it’s not an episode of The Tudors… it’s a return to the political story of Britain in the post-Roman period. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Share this:FacebookTwitterRedditEmailLike this:Like...

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89 – Staffordshire Hoard: Wrapping Up with Kevin Leahy

89 – Staffordshire Hoard: Wrapping Up with Kevin Leahy

Today we’re wrapping up the Staffordshire Hoard project. We have been given an amazing amount of depth and detail thanks to the wonderful experts who took the time to talk with us. And today, we’re going to hear from Dr. Kevin Leahy. You might have read his scholarly articles or his books, some of which are about the Hoard itself. Dr. Leahy is an incredible resource and is an excellent way for us to wrap up this project. The...

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88 – Staffordshire Hoard: Psychopathic Peacocks with David Symons

88 – Staffordshire Hoard: Psychopathic Peacocks with David Symons

Today we’re going to learn more about the context and the craftsmanship of the Hoard. I think this will help shed some light on what makes this find so special, and also help you understand the sort of research that’s going into it and the number of mysteries it is revealing! The Staffordshire Hoard: www.staffordshirehoard.org.uk The Potteries Museum: www.stokemuseums.org.uk/pmag The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery:...

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87 – Staffordshire Hoard: Interpretation with Cathy Shingler

87 – Staffordshire Hoard: Interpretation with Cathy Shingler

Today we have more from Cathy Shingler! Now that we’ve heard about the discovery of the Hoard and how it has been excavated and preserved, we’re going to talk a bit about how it is being interpreted. And Cathy has quite a lot of fascinating theories to share with us regarding the objects that have been found! The Staffordshire Hoard: www.staffordshirehoard.org.uk The Potteries Museum: www.stokemuseums.org.uk/pmag The Birmingham...

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86 – Staffordshire Hoard: Conservation with Deborah Cane

86 – Staffordshire Hoard: Conservation with Deborah Cane

Today we’re chatting with Deborah Cane about how the Hoard is being preserved for future generations. Some of this stuff is cutting edge work. I hope you’re as fascinated by it as I was. The Staffordshire Hoard: www.staffordshirehoard.org.uk The Potteries Museum: www.stokemuseums.org.uk/pmag The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery: www.bmag.org.uk Podcast: Play in new window | Download Share this:FacebookTwitterRedditEmailLike...

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Photographs Of The Delicate Brooch

Photographs Of The Delicate Brooch

Over on the Members Feed there’s an interview with Deb regarding a small Brooch that was found. Here are the accompanying photographs for you to look at while you listen to the episode! Just click on the photographs to get a larger version! Share this:FacebookTwitterRedditEmailLike this:Like...

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