OK, So I had requests for an episode on construction. I actually had a surprising number of requests for it, actually. So we’re going to do a single episode on how things were built, and since we’ve been talking about feasts, we’ll talk about… of course… feasting halls.
Now as I’ve said with much of this material, it’s really hard to study. This is because of the materials they used, of course. Timber doesn’t keep too well unless it’s in a bog or something along those lines. And while it would have been handy if Cerdic decreed that everything had to be built in stone, he didn’t, so here we are.
And adding to our troubles is the fact that the sites for the Anglo Saxon buildings didn’t change over time too much. Which means that the sites end up being tough to analyze because other medieval buildings have been built on the same site. Not to mention modern buildings, such as Car Parks. You know, like in the case with the possible grave of Richard III.