David Willem

David Willem is the author of Kicking: Following the Fans to the Orient and a former correspondent for The Guardian and The Times. 

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  • St Cuthbert's Corpse: A Life After Death

    by David Willem ★★★★

    Paperback £8.99 £8.49
    ISBN: 978-1-908381-15-6

    The story of the life of St Cuthbert’s corpse, bringing together for the first time accounts of all 6 openings of his shrine, providing a unique history of the Saint from his death to the present day.

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St Cuthbert’s cross: A treasure hunt with eight clues

St Cuthbert’s cross is a puzzle. A golden jewel on a hermit’s emaciated cadaver. A female ornament adorning a male corpse. An Anglo-Saxon cross on an Anglo-Saxon skeleton, but which nevertheless lay undetected until the nineteenth century. Yet also an undetected cross which might be th…

Added about 11 months ago.

The Black Rood: rediscovering Scotland’s Anglo-Saxon crown jewel

AUTHOR EVENT: David Willem will be giving a free talk at the National Library of Scotland about The Black Rood of Scotland. David Willem is the author of St Cuthbert’s Corpse: A Life After Death, our January #BookOfTheMonth, and frequently blogs about the Black Rood of Scotland. 5.30pm o…

Added about a year ago.

Revealed: the centuries-old secret hidden in Open Treasure?

This weekend the stunning Treasures of St Cuthbert go back on display at Durham Cathedral. But was Cuthbert’s famous pectoral cross – a symbol of Durham and the wider region – really his? David Willem, author of St Cuthbert’s Corpse: A Life After Death, shar…

Added about 2 years ago.

Opening Cuthbert’s Tomb

Here’s what happened when David Willem live tweeted the opening of St Cuthbert’s tomb in Durham Cathedral, 190 years to the day since it occurred. In his book, St Cuthbert’s Corpse: A Life After Death, David Willem explores accounts of the openings of St Cuthbert&rs…

Added about 3 years ago.

LIVE TWEETING: The opening of St Cuthbert's grave, 190 years on

UPCOMING EVENT: David Willem will be live tweeting the opening of St Cuthbert’s tomb in Durham Cathedral, 190 years to the day since it occurred. In his book, St Cuthbert’s Corpse: A Life After Death, David Willem explores accounts of the openings of St Cuthbert’s tomb a…

Added about 3 years ago.

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