The Chroniclers

Matthew Firth

Focus areas: Early Medieval Europe; Anglo-Saxon Studies; Anglo-Scandinavian History; Scandinavian History; Saga Literature; Cross-Culural Exchange; Royal Studies; History of Religion

Matt completed his Master of History at the University of New England in 2016. His thesis focused on Anglo-Scandinavian acculturation in England in the tenth and eleventh centuries, with a particular interest in the punishment cultures of late Anglo-Saxon England as evidenced in laws, hagiographies and histories. Matt continues to study a Graduate Certificate in Classical Languages in 2017.

Hagiography is rapidly taking over his research as a PhD proposal slowly comes to life.

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Jamie Gatehouse

Focus areas: High Medieval Europe; Military History; Hundred Years’ War; Edward I; Edward III; Eastern Crusades; Castles & Fortifications

Jamie is a final year postgrad student at the University of New England, studying a Master of History degree. His research focuses on military history from the middle to late medieval period, with a particular interest in The Hundred Years War, the use of archery in battle, and battlefield tactics.

Between teaching full time, studying, writing, and a mild obsession with archery, he doesn’t get much spare time…


Medieval History from Alfred the Great to The Battle of Castillon