Scott Ashley

Newcastle University

Scott Ashley - Newcastle University

My major interests are in early-medieval European history, especially the Viking disapora and Anglo-Saxon England. I am also increasingly drawn to thinking about the environmental and ecological problems we see around us in historical terms. I am a contributor to the Trusted Source project.

Sutton Hoo burial mounds in the mist

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The ring said to have inspired Tolkien at The Vyne, Hampshire

Where can you experience Tolkien’s Middle-earth?

Middle-earth is the imaginary world created by J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973) as the setting for his novels, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion.

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Panoramic view of Levant Mine near St Just in Cornwall

What is the Anthropocene?

The Anthropocene is the idea that the Earth is entering a new epoch in its geological history, in which human beings have for the first time become the primary agents of change on a planetary scale.

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