Viking and Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire

By Cassidy Croci Before the Great Heathen Army descended upon the East Midlands in the late ninth century, the area was known as Mercia, a kingdom controlled by the Anglo-Saxons. Anglo-Saxon stone sculpture is scattered across this landscape. On Monday 17th July members of the Centre for the Study of the Viking Age set out …

Repton in the Viking Age

One of the aims of our project is to find out more about what happened in the East Midlands in the Viking Age. A key site near to our Nottingham base is Repton, in Derbyshire. This was an important centre of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, and the burial site of several of its kings. It was …

First Glimpse of Viking: Rediscover the Legend

Welcome to the Viking blog! Here we will be sharing stories and information relating to the two Viking exhibitions coming to Lakeside Arts later this year. Viking: Rediscover the Legend will bring together objects from the British Museum and York Museums Trust. It will be on in the Djanogly Gallery from the end of November until early March. In December, …