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Eleanor Parker

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Eleanor's research deals with the literature and culture of medieval England, focusing especially on Anglo-Scandinavian interactions, narratives about the Vikings in England, representations of the pre-Conquest past, and the intersections between historical writing, hagiography, and romance. Her first book, 'Dragon Lords: The History and Legends of Viking England', was published in 2018 and examines a range of legendary narratives relating to Viking invasion, conquest and settlement in England.She is currently Lecturer in Medieval English Literature at Brasenose College, Oxford. Eleanor completed her doctorate at the University of Oxford in 2013, and then held a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities. In 2015 the blog won the Longman-History Today award for Digital History, and she now writes a regular column for History Today. She also writes frequently for a range of other publications, including BBC History Magazine, and have published translations of Old and Middle English poetry.

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