Æthelred II and Cnut the Great

A Millennial Conference to Commemorate the Siege of London in 1016

6-9 July 2016, University College London and University of Winchester

St Paul's Runestone

This conference will mark the 1000th anniversary of the accession of King Cnut of Denmark to the throne of England.

It will explore the relationship between Anglo-Saxon England and Scandinavia during the early eleventh century, with a focus on the political and cultural repercussions of regime change in 1016 and the role of London in that process.

Our keynote speakers in London are:

  • Simon Keynes
  • Elrington and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon, Cambridge
  • Roberta Frank
  • Marie Borroff Professor of English, Yale
  • Andy Orchard
  • Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon, Oxford
  • Andrew Reynolds
  • Professor of Medieval Archaeology, UCL

Our keynote speakers in Winchester are:

  • Barbara Yorke
  • Emeritus Professor in Early Medieval History, Winchester
  • Elaine Treharne
  • Roberta Bowman Denning Professor of Humanities, Stanford
Full programme now available here!
Registration has now closed.

Many thanks to our sponsors:UCL School of European Languages, Culture and Society

UCL English Department

UCL History Department

UCL Institute of Archaeology

Danish Embassy

The Danish Embassy in London


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