John Baker was invited to contribute to the second of three workshops in the Early Medieval Royal Residences Network, funded by the AHRC. This gathering featured papers and discussion on the layout and architectural form of major high-status residences in Anglo-Saxon England, such as Yeavering, Rendlesham and Lyminge, and comparative examples from Scandinavia, Francia, Ireland and other parts of Britain. The importance of detailed surface surveys is becoming increasingly clear, particularly for our understanding of the full extent and landscape context of these sites - and, of course, analysis of the place-name evidence, especially the microtoponymy, should have a role to play here too.
For more information about the content of this workshop, please click here.
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