Wintersnight

This time of year we would usually be getting organised for Wintersnight feast. The Viking’s didn’t think of seasons the way that we do, for them it was simply Summer or Winter.  Summer was the easier part of the year, there was plenty of food to be had, travel was easy, there was plenty ofContinue reading “Wintersnight”

Book Review – The Mead Hall

Stephen Pollington’s “The Mead Hall:┬áThe Feasting Tradition in Anglo-Saxon England” is a fascinating read. Using Old English texts, including Beowulf and the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles, Pollington explains the importance of communal meals and how they shaped early English society. This is backed up with archaeological evidence showing how halls were structured, what their feasting gear lookedContinue reading “Book Review – The Mead Hall”