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Philip Holdsworth (History – Middle Ages)

  • Archaeologist and historian from Wales specialising in the culture, history and art of the Early Middle Ages from the collapse of the Roman empire in Europe until the Norman invasion
  • Read Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic at Cambridge
  • Career was spent running archaeological units and in university teaching
  • Retired as County archaeologist for Cumbria in 2002
  • Likes, where possible, to help students to engage with Primary sources
A certain book is often required for each respective course to fully benefit … see individual courses for details.
No prior reading is necessary to attend Philip’s courses as interaction with the text takes place during the course.



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