Amy Jeffs is writing a PhD at the University of Cambridge about the illustration of British history in later medieval England

Drinking vessels with decorated gilt necks at the Prittlewell site.

Unearthing the secrets of the Anglo-Saxon world

Paganism and Christianity are intertwined in the hoard of rare artefacts found in a princely burial site in Essex

24 May 2019
A fleck of lapis lazuli found in the lower jaw of a female skeleton from the 11th or 12th century, Photo: Christina Warinner

The nun with lapis lazuli in her teeth is a great story – but she wasn’t alone

It shouldn’t be news that women illustrated manuscripts in the Middle Ages, but there’s no denying the appeal of a recent discovery

21 Jan 2019
The Book of Durrow (detail; f. 86r) (c. 700), probably Durrow, Co. Offaly, or Iona. Trinity College Dublin

The cosmopolitan art of Anglo-Saxon England

The British Library demonstrates that Anglo-Saxon culture looked to Europe and beyond

7 Jan 2019