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Richard Lynn Studham, Emeritus Professor, Department of Integrated Studies at McGill University will be exhibiting his recent body of work “Viking Chronicles’’ at Hexham Abbey, October 7 - November 4, 2022.
Following his exhibition “A Paragon of Chivalry” at Durham Cathedral, UK in conjunction with the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta in 2015, Professor Studham has ventured into the historical implications of the arrival of the Vikings in the north east of England.
Being originally from that area himself combined with his studies in Denmark instilled the need to apply contemporary visual interpretations to these historical events.
This body of work undertakes an investigation into selected Viking incursions and activities in Britain 865 AD - 1016 AD., predominately in Northumberland and East Anglia. This period in Viking history is well documented in the Anglo Saxon Chronicles along with research conducted by reputed historians.
Hexham and the Abbey have had a very strong historical association with the Viking presence during this period. By bringing this contemporary visual interpretation to the attention of the viewers will allow them to partake in a journey of events that illustrates how the presence and influence the Danes have had in this area to this present day.
More information is available at https://rlstudham.com/viking-chronicles/