Rediscover Medieval Winchester
Winchester. Once a Roman market town, this city became a site of importance in early medieval England. In the ninth century, Alfred the Great would establish it as his principal city in the kingdom of Wessex, and from that point onwards it developed into a key site for religious, royal, and economic activity; the three core components of the early medieval capital city.
But how much of this history is still visible today? How is Winchester’s early medieval importance understood to the modern mind? A closer look at what remains here in Winchester today will allow us to understand the prominence of the city in the early medieval period, and also allow us to reflect on how early medieval Winchester is perceived today. We will be asking whether what remains reflects Winchester’s status as the early medieval capital city.
Let's enjoy together a 30-minute documentary and then we can have a discussion.
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