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Alexander Thomas

Alexander Thomas

Doctor of Philosophy
An independent historical and archaeological researcher of the governance of Viking Age England.


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Alexander's current research interests focus on Viking Age England, from around the late 8th century AD up to around AD1200. These interests include: the impact and legacy of the Danelaw Boundary of the late 9th century AD; lordly and monastic land ownership within the Danelaw during the Viking Age; the relationships between the various Anglo-Saxon legal texts within the Quadripartitus collection, especially those related to the Danelaw Boundary.
September 2014 - January 2021
University of Bristol
Field of study
  • Archaeology and Anthropology
September 2012 - January 2014
University of Bristol
Field of study
  • Archaeology
September 2009 - July 2012
University of Bristol
Field of study
  • Archaeology


Publication (1)
The initial purpose of the Danelaw Boundary in the late 9th century may have been to create a peace agreement between Kings Alfred and Guthrum, but its role for continuity of trade must also to be taken into consideration. The purpose of the Boundary is both complex and contradictory, not merely because of its disputed position within the topograph...