Archive for the ‘Old English’ category

For the Wynn!

February 2nd, 2016

Favorite blog name and Twitter handle: ‘For the Wynn’ by Kate Thomas (@For_the_Wynn)

Decoding Anglo-Saxon art: The British Museum

May 29th, 2014

Rosie Weetch, curator, and Craig Williams, illustrator, British Museum provide a brief guide for understanding the transition of Anglo-Saxon art between the 5th and 11th centuries in a recent blog post on The British Museum’s website. Based on three significant examples (a 6th century Isle of Wight brooch, a Sutton Hoo gold buckle, and the Fuller Brooch), they show how styles shifted from the birds’ heads and often obscure figures to the Trewhiddle Style in the 9th century with the Fuller Brooch. A fascinating and brief view into some beautiful works of art.

Sutton Hoo gold buckle; Source: The British Museum blog (5/28/2014)

J.R.R. Tolkien’s Beowulf Translation to be published in May

March 19th, 2014

From The Guardian today: “Hwæt! Almost 90 years after JRR Tolkien translated the 11th-century poem Beowulf, The Lord of the Rings author’s version of the epic story is to be published for the first time in an edition which his son Christopher Tolkien says sees his father ‘enter[ing] into the imagined past’ of the heroes.”

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