This dissertation is the result of my own work and includes nothing which is the outcomeof work done in collaboration.I would, however, like to thank some of the many people around the world who havegone out of their way to provide support and encouragement. At the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse, & Celtic in Cambridge, my faculty supervisor Paul Bibire; alsoAndy Orchard and Martin Syrett. Thanks to Anneli Sundkvist, Svante Norr, and StefanBrink at Uppsala’s Institution för arkeologi och antik historia, where I was warmlywelcomed. Likewise, at the Institut for Folkloristik in København, thanks to MichaelChesnutt and especially Lars Hemmingsen for generous support. Thanks also toCatherine Hills, Morten Axboe, Märit Gaimster, Alison Finlay, Paul Acker, BarbaraCrawford, Simon Taylor, Joe Harris, and Steve Mitchell. Lastly, I am deeply grateful tomy family for their unflagging support.
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