Tag: Britain

King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table: Between Fact And Fiction

King Arthur is definitely one of the most enigmatic historical personalities in British history. With his historicity debated amongst many scholars and mere passioned people alike, it is almost impossible to decide whether he actually existed or not. And even if he had existed, was he solely a founding myth or a folklore creation? Questions…


The History Of Eilean Donan Castle In Scotland

The island of Donan is a tidal island in the Western Scottish Highlands. At approximately one kilometre from the small village of Dornie there lies the picturesque, spectacular, and mesmerising Eilean Donan Castle, one of the most reputed medieval landmarks of Scotland. The island’s Scottish name (Eilean Donan) literally translates as ‘Island of Donnán’, a…


10 Important Facts You Should Know About The Anglo-Saxons

10. The origins of the Anglo-Saxons and the Anglo-Saxon period The Anglo-Saxons were a confederation of Germanic peoples who initially lived in contemporary northern Germany, southern Denmark, and the northern Netherlands, and sailed across the North Sea to Britain during the Dark Ages. In British historiography, the Anglo-Saxon period is commonly referred as the timeline…


A Brief History Of The Normans – The Men From The North

Normandy is a region located in northwestern France. It is renowned through its long standing historical legacy, as from late Antiquity to the early Middle Ages it had gradually been inhabited by Celts, Romans, and Germanic tribes. The Roman empire was ultimately forced to withdraw from most of Normandy by the beginning of the 5th…


A Brief History Of The Danish Vikings And Of The Danelaw

The Viking Age in Denmark represented an eventful period of time that saw the rise of the Danish Vikings as an important military force in northwestern Europe. So it is that during the Early Middle Ages the Danish Vikings voyaged across the North Sea to Britain and established the Danelaw, a historical regional in eastern…