Thomas J. T. Williams is a medieval historian, archaeologist and writer. His PhD project investigates the relationship between landscape and warfare in early medieval Britain and he is the former Project Curator of the 2014 exhibition Vikings: Life and Legend at the British Museum. . He was educated at Marling Grammar School for Boys and University College London where he read History with History of … Continue reading Biography


Books (2014) The Tale of King Harald: The Last Viking Adventure, British Museum Press Edited Volumes (2015) [with M.D.J. Bintley] Representing Beasts in Early Medieval England and Scandinavia (Boydell, 2015). (2015) International Perspectives in Medieval Archaeology: selected papers from EMASS in London, 2012 (Papers from the Institute of Archaeology [special collection]) (2012) Papers from the Institute … Continue reading Publications


In 2014 I taught and helped to develop the course unit Viking Archaeology in Britain as part of the Undergraduate Diploma in Archaeology (I) at Cambridge University’s Institute of Continuing Education. Although focussed on archaeology, the course approached the subject from  an interdisciplinary angle, with coverage of the principle historical records, numismatics and the problems associated with … Continue reading Teaching

Talks and Lectures

I have spoken widely for academic, corporate, governmental, NGO and public audiences. Public and Corporate Lectures In the course of my work on the exhibition Vikings: Life and Legend, I have given public lectures at: The British Museum Colchester Archaeological Group Reading University Boodle’s  Private Members Club Dulwich Picture Gallery I have also spoken at a number of events hosted by and for the … Continue reading Talks and Lectures