Tim Flight

University of Oxford

Tim Flight - University of Oxford

My research explores the Anglo-Saxon period, mysticism, and human interactions with the natural world. I am a contributor to the Trusted Source project.

Walker looking over Derwentwater

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Detail of St Herbert's Island, Derwent Water, Cumbria

Who was Herbert of Derwent Water?

Little is known of Herbert of Derwent Water, a seventh-century hermit who lived on an island in the middle of the Cumbrian lake. But Herbert and the island named after him were the inspiration for writers as diverse as William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter.

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