Category Archives: Wessex I 802-1013

Hampshire History Posts for House of Wessex AD 802-1013 (Part I of 3) Includes the emergence of Hamwic as well as Winchester as the key cities of Wessex not only in Hampshire but thoughout the country/kingdom.

The Impact of the Vikings on Churches in Wessex

The Impact of the Vikings on Churches in Wessex

Hampshire and it’s neighbouring counties of Berkshire and Wiltshire were at the core of West Saxon Wessex when the Viking raids swept through. The emerging Christian churches were attacked and the fragile shoots of the new religion stamped upon. Continue Reading

Untangling the Early Church in Hampshire (Part 1)

Untangling the Early Church in Hampshire (Part 1)

Hampshire has a great number of early churches, a number of which still have vestiges of their Anglo Saxon origins peeping through the structure. Continue Reading

King Alfred the Great, May He Finally Rest?

King Alfred the Great, May He Finally Rest?

This entry is part 9 of 15 in the series Anglo Saxon Hampshire

King Alfred the Great, his final resting place uncertain for so many years, could it finally have been resolved? The Winchester Uni team have some answers. To be revealed in a documentary in January 2014 Continue Reading

Old Minster Winchester

Old Minster Winchester

This entry is part 11 of 15 in the series Anglo Saxon Hampshire

The Old Minster Winchester was one of the most important religious houses and places of pilgrimage in the late Anglo Saxon period. It was the initial resting place of King Alfred the Great and the place where King Canute and Edward the Confessor were crowned. Continue Reading