Find out about Lindsey – Anglo-Saxon Kingdom

Tomorrow’s highlight of the Wolds Words Festival is a free lecture on The Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Lindsey, given by archaeologist Dr Kevin Leahy at the Franklin Hall in Spilsby at 2pm.


Lindsey was a small Anglo-Saxon Kingdom that lay to the south of the Humber Estuary in what is now northern Lincolnshire. Though long neglected, over the last 50 years Lindsey has emerged from its own ‘dark age’ to reappear as an Anglo-Saxon Kingdom, never powerful, usually on the edge of great events, but highly prosperous and sophisticated.

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Drawing on the evidence of cemeteries, settlements, finds, churches and place names, it is possible to chart the Anglo-Saxon takeover of one of the richest areas of Roman Britain, the flourishing Christian culture of the eighth and ninth centuries, and the Viking invasion of 877.

You may have heard of Dr Kevin Leahy through his involvement with the Staffordshire Hoard. He was Principal Archaeologist at the North Lincolnshire Museum for 29 years during which he excavated some major Anglo-Saxon sites in Lindsey.

The History files: Lindisware (Lindissi / Lindsey)


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