Period: Post Roman

Early Christian syncretism and how the old ones hid amongst the new religion

Syncretism is where two or more differing beliefs become merged. In England, this first happened under Roman rule, where many pre-existing Celtic shrines to specific deities were associated with Roman deities of the same qualities or attributes. Based on extensive research, I am now confident that in Britain, the early Christians undertook a similar process and with that knowledge, we should be able to reverse engineer, to some extent, our local Brigantian Celtic pantheons.

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.

The walled gardens of Brigantia

This report introduces walled gardens and the concept that they are an attempt to create a paradise on earth, in accordance with a long history of religious and spiritual thought that played a significant role in shaping our relationship with nature, and the design of high status estates.

Constable Burton

← North YorkshireLinked PagesConstable Burton HallConstable Burton Hall, a Grade I-listed Georgian country house, stands as a testament to the architectural and social history of North Yorkshire. Designed by the renowned John Carr of York in the Palladian style, the hall was constructed between 1762 and 1767 for Sir Marmaduke Wyvill.Site Details: Outline description of …

Continue reading

Earthworks at the top of Holly Hill, Well

While details about these earthworks are not widely documented, the area is known for its rich archaeological significance. Holly Hill itself is a place of interest, with its Grade II listed status indicating its historical importance.

Finding Bardon – An Arthurian Quest

An image illustrating an article about Finding Bardon – An Arthurian Quest on thealicesyndrome.com

As a person of Welsh descent, it is disappointing to have to face up to the fact that the Welsh connection to the story of Arthur has been almost irretrievably subsumed by the enthusiastic input of a plethora of external sources.  The filigreed embellishments of an ever-expanding number of Arthurian afficionados have diminished the kudos …

Continue reading

St Cuthberts Church Forcett

An image illustrating an article about St Cuthberts Church Forcett on thealicesyndrome.com

Whilst the current church lacks much in the way of indications of ancient origins, it’s entry porch boasts a wealth of 12c carved stones and is definitely worth a visit.

St John the Baptist Church Stanwick

An image illustrating an article about St John the Baptist Church Stanwick on thealicesyndrome.com

The church at Stanwick sits very close to the original centre of the Iron Age fort. It’s churchyard seems to respect a more ancient ritual use and it’s siting in conjunction with not only Mary Wild Beck but also the Sacred Spring in at the front of this church and it’s 10th century origins indicate this site was a focal point for ritual activity right back to the Iron Age and before.

Mote of Mark Hill Fort

The Mote of Mark is a defended hilltop overlooking the Urr estuary. It was the court or citadel of a powerful Dark Age chieftain, possibly one of the princes of Rheged. The site was occupied during the 6th century and appears to have been destroyed by fire in the 7th century.

Contact Us
close slider

    What is 2 + 5 ?