In this blog, I will talk more about the research behind the project. How we connected the saints in the broader context of Anglo-Saxon history and royal family pedigrees. Most importantly, I will travel to sites of live, working, and death of the saints across Britain to illustrate the background information of our research as much as possible. What is a story without an image? The landscapes, buildings, and places which I will document and present will allow you to immerse yourself in the Anglo-Saxon landscape from the comfort of your home.
I hope you will enjoy travelling with me to the exciting remains of past times – monasteries, priories, churches, wells and shrines associated with female Anglo-Saxon saints from the south of England all the way up to the north and Scotland. Our first trip together will lead to Everingham, Hackness, Whitby (image: Whitby Abbey), and further north to Coldingham and Dunfermline. On the way back, we will stop at St Bees, Giggleswick and MIddleham. By the end of our first journey, we will have explored the lives and places connected to St Everild, St Hilda, St Bega, St Margaret and many more.
Watch also the interactive web map while it develops. Over time, we will add more saints and background information to the map. I hope you will enjoy panning, clicking and scrolling the Anglo-Saxon landscape.