The British Academy 10-Minute Talks: Early Medieval Wales – a matter of identity

28 Oct 2020, 13:00 - 13:30

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The world’s leading professors explain the latest thinking in the humanities and social sciences in just 10 minutes.

How did people in early medieval Wales live? And how did their lives change between the departure of the Romans in the early fifth century AD and the coming of the Normans to Wales over 600 years later? In this 10-Minute Talk, Nancy Edwards considers some remarkable archaeological monuments, highlighting what these reveal about aspects of identity during this period.

Speaker: Professor Nancy Edwards FBA, Professor of Medieval Archaeology, Bangor University

Watch on YouTube: 10-Minute Talk: Early Medieval Wales – a matter of identity

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Image: The Pillar of Eliseg. Courtesy of Nancy Edwards.

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10-Minute Talks are a series of pre-recorded talks from Fellows of the British Academy screened each Wednesday, 13:00-13:10, on YouTube and also available on Apple Podcasts.

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