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Durham University

Department of Archaeology

Research Postgraduates

Publication details for Professor Sarah Semple

Semple, S.J. (2003). Illustrations of Damnation in Late Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts. Anglo-Saxon England 32: 31-45.

Author(s) from Durham


This paper interprets a group of innovative illustrations from
the eleventh century English manuscript, the Harley Psalter, in the
context of textual, documentary, place-name and archaeological evidence
for a uniquely late Anglo-Saxon conception of barrows, ancient monuments
and deviant burial places as places of damnation and hellish torment.