Update
The Oxford Biblical Studies Online and Oxford Islamic Studies Online have retired. Content you previously purchased on Oxford Biblical Studies Online or Oxford Islamic Studies Online has now moved to Oxford Reference, Oxford Handbooks Online, Oxford Scholarship Online, or What Everyone Needs to Know®. For information on how to continue to view articles visit the subscriber services page.
Dismiss

View:

Overview

John Thorpe

(c. 1565–c.1655). English land-and building-surveyor, who also appears to have designed (though rarely supervised) buildings. He produced a book of plans (preserved in Sir John ...

British Isles

British Isles   Reference library

Chris Scarre, Richard Bradley, Joshua Pollard, David J. Mattingly, Catherine Hills, Lloyd Laing, Richard A. Hall, Ken Dark, Matthew H. Johnson, and R. Angus Buchanan

The Oxford Companion To Archaeology (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Archaeology
Length:
14,709 words

...in Wessex, the last stronghold of English power, the Viking army settled in Yorkshire, the east Midlands, and East Anglia from 876 to 880. This area became known as “the Danelaw,” where the Danes’ law held sway. Place-names with Scandinavian elements—for example, - by and - thorpe , and personal-name elements like the Grim in Grimston —confirm the ultimate linguistic impact of this settlement, although the number of settlers involved has been hotly disputed. As yet, there is very little archaeological evidence for these rural settlements. Viking graves...

View: