Tag Archives: Domesday Book

Water. Everywhere

After the snow came the flood. Okay, so I exaggerate; it wasn’t that bad. Yet walking the Wensum Valley on Tuesday all I could see of the lower meadows were the protruding hedges and the tufts of the taller grass-hummocks. … Continue reading

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The Migrating Village of Saxlingham Thorpe

Returning to the Norfolk village of Saxlingham, Nethergate and Thorpe, we’ve arrived at the High Middle Ages: post-Hastings, post Norman Conquest and all that. While William and his mail-clad henchmen hadn’t treated kindly with the English lords of this land, … Continue reading

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Family Connections: Wulf, Wine and Thor

The last in the series of Late Saxon Wills: 1: Wulfgyth of Karletune 2: Ketel Alder 3: Edwin of Meltuna 4: Family Connections: Wulf, Wine and Thor The Will of Thurstan, son of Lustwine Potential Connections Whilst researching the Late … Continue reading

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Edwin of Meltuna

The third of the Late Saxon Will composed by Wulfgyth’s East Anglian family: 1: Wulfgyth of Karletune 2: Ketel Alder 3: Edwin of Meltuna 4: Family Connections: Wulf, Wine and Thor Edwin of Meltuna Brother by-blood or in-law? There is … Continue reading

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Ketel Alder

Continuing the four-post series, a look at three related Late Saxon Wills 1: Wulfgyth of Karletune 2: Ketel Alder 3: Edwin of Meltuna 4: Family Connections: Wulf, Wine and Thor Ketel, King’s Thegn? Despite Ketel had the requisite hidage, and … Continue reading

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Wulfgyth of Karletuna

A little bit of history . . . I intended to cover the three related Late Saxon Wills in one post. Ha! I laugh myself silly. After the first two wills the word count already was far too high. Could … Continue reading

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The Confusing Case of the Norman Arches

Tuesday 28th June. Up early. Breakfast. Packed lunch. Kit up. Catch bus into Norwich. And another out. I’m heading upriver—the Yare that is. First port of call: Hellington, where I get off the bus. I’ve never been there before. I’m … Continue reading

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