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The origins of Anglo-Saxon kingdoms

Author: Steven Bassett
Publisher: Leicester : Leicester University Press, 1990.
Series: Studies in the early history of Britain.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Using recent information on the migration period in lowland Britain produced by archaeologists and place-name scholars, these essays seek to throw new light on the origins of Anglo-Saxon kingdoms,  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Bassett
ISBN: 0718513673 9780718513672
OCLC Number: 60054169
Notes: Originally published: 1989.
Includes index.
Description: 312 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part 1: in search of the origins of Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, Steven Bassett; early medieval kingships in the British Isles, Thomas Charles-Edwards; the origins of barbarian kingdoms - the continental evidence, Edward James. Part 2: the creation and early structure of the kingdom of Kent, Nicholas Brooks; the kingdom of the South Saxons - the origins, Martin Welch; the Jutes of Hampshire and Wight and the origins of Wessex, Barbara Yorke; Frithuwold's kingdom and the origins of Surrey, John Blair; the Middle Saxons, Keith Bailey; Essex, Middle Anglia and the expansion of Mercia in the south-east Midlands, David Dumville; kingship and material culture in early Anglo-Saxon East Anglia, Martin Carver; the formation of the Mercian kingdom, Nicholas Brooks; defining the Magonsaete, Kate Pretty; the early history of western Mercia, Margaret Gelling; Lindsey, Bruce Eagles; the origins of Northumbria - the literary evidence revisited, David Dumville. Part 3 Appendices: the Tribal Hidage - an introduction to its texts and their history, David Dumville; the Chertsey resting-place list and the enshrinement of Frithuwold, John Blair.
Series Title: Studies in the early history of Britain.
Responsibility: edited by Steven Bassett.


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