Category: Brigantia

The Border Reivers

The Border Reivers were a formidable force in the history of Britain, particularly during the tumultuous period from the late 13th century to the early 17th century. These raiders, hailing from both Scottish and English descent, operated along the Anglo-Scottish border, a region marked by constant strife and conflict.

Silver phalera showing Medusa’s image, from Vidolanda

Medusa’s image, discovered on a silver phalera (a decorative medallion worn on the breastplate of Roman soldiers during parades) unearthed at the fort of Vindolanda, near Hadrian’s Wall.

Syncretism through the ages

Syncretism, the amalgamation of different religions, cultures, or schools of thought, has its roots in the ancient world.

The Lawson-Tancred family

The Lawson-Tancred family, with its roots deeply embedded in English history, boasts several notable figures who have made significant contributions to their fields and society. The lineage of the family can be traced back to the Norman Conquest, with Richard Tankard, who owned lands at Boroughbridge in Yorkshire shortly after this pivotal event in English history.

Aldborough Hall, North Yorkshire

Aldborough Hall, nestled in the picturesque village of Aldborough in North Yorkshire, England, is a testament to architectural evolution and historical significance. The origins of the hall can be traced back to the early 17th century

Studforth Hill Roman Amphitheatre and Motte and Bailey, Aldborough, North Yorkshire

Studforth Hill, a site of historical significance located near the village of Aldborough in North Yorkshire, England, is known for its association with Aldborough Castle. The motte is a testament to the area’s rich past, built upon the remnants of a former Roman amphitheatre.

Noble or Royal Houses and the House of Hauteville

This article introduces the concept of houses that embody a dynasty of influence and control, driven by feudal and familial responsibilities and agreements. It explores how houses worked during this period and examines the response by the Brigantian people to this increase in control by the Normans.

Earthworks at Paradigm Sharpening, Nelholme, Wensleydale

In the grounds of Paradigm Sharpening,  Nelholme, West Burton, on both sides of the roads are what looks like two natural amphitheatres, which may have been enhanced by the local people are used as a meeting place. I can’t find any research on this location, but it is of sufficient interest to record.

The growth of Christianity 50AD – 1100AD

We look at the development of Christianity from 50AD to 1100AD in both the broader European context and also for the people of Brigantia.

Agricultural practices through time

Prehistoric Yorkshire is a landscape rich with history, revealed through various archaeological finds that offer a glimpse into the ancient past. The oldest evidence of human activity in this region dates back to around 125,000 years ago, but it is the later periods, particularly the Iron Age, that have yielded significant discoveries related to ploughing and farming.

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