Category Archives: Wessex II 1014-1016

History of Hampshire in the 2nd period of the House of Wessex between AD 1014-1016

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

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