Merovingian Pasts and the 19th Century

Last week Prof Bonnie Effros visited St Andrews to give a talk on ‘Camille de la Croix’s Case for 72 Previously Unknown Martyrs of Poitiers’. It provided an insightful and important case study about how the medieval past has been contested in response to later politics and beliefs. Sadly, she noted afterwards, early medieval historians… Continue reading Merovingian Pasts and the 19th Century

7th Century Silver Bowl Discovered!

Last week news broke that a unique silver bowl had been discovered by Leiden archaeologists during digs at Oegstgeest in the Netherlands. There isn't too much to be said just yet, because the full findings at the site will need to be analysed. The initial story - online here - announces that the find is… Continue reading 7th Century Silver Bowl Discovered!