Mysterious Monasteria

April 2015 saw the publication of my article ‘The Mystery of the Seven Anglo-Saxon Monasteria‘ in Norfolk Archaeology. The paper concerns a mistaken reading of a letter written by the 8th-century East Anglian king Ælfwald to the missionary Boniface, which has left many scholars attempting to identify the seven East Anglian monasteria to which the king was thought to be referring. The full article can be read by clicking here.