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An article on page 5 of the Victorian newspaper The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times on June 20, 1902. The anonymous article is about the will of Alfred the Great, king of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex in southern England. It mentions that…

In the online article ‘Brownlow Medal 2011 Best and Worst Dressed On The Blue Carpet!’ the dress of Rebecca Judd is disparagingly referred to as being ‘a little more medieval bar wench’. However the included photograph shows that the dress…

Photographs recreating a scene in The Haywain Triptych panel painting by Dutch artist Hieronymus Bosch. The recreated scene occurs in the centre of the central panel of the work that was probably painted in the early sixteenth century. The central…

A photograph recreating a scene in The Haywain Triptych panel painting by Dutch artist Hieronymus Bosch. The recreated scene occurs in the centre of the central panel of the work that was probably painted in the early sixteenth century. The central…

Will Schaefer’s novel ‘The Wolf Letters’ is a murder-mystery set in England in 1936, but the murders relate to events in the eighth century. An historian investigates. The novel was inspired by the life of the Anglo-Saxon missionary…

This anonymous article in The Sydney Morning Herald on 30 November 1886 is a review of a musical performance about Alfred the Great. The cantata ‘Alfred’ was composed by Ebenezer Prout with a libretto by Mr Grist. The piece is based…

An article on page 6 of the Perth newspaper, The West Australian on August 21, 1908. The article is about Leif (misspelt Lief) Eiriksson and his feat of being the first European to reach (‘discover’) the American continent. It reports that…

A digital photograph of popular Viking items in a display case at the State Library of Western Australia. The display advertises a book signing session by Norman Jorgensen for his 2011 children’s book The Last Viking, illustrated by James Foley.…