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Victoria (V.M.) Whitworth (née Thompson; born in London 1966) is an Anglo-Scots writer, archaeologist and art historian. Her published writings, which focus on Britain in the later first millennium AD, include novels, academic works and a memoir.
Whitworth studied English (specialising in Medieval languages, literature and archaeology) at St Anne's College, Oxford, before doing an MA and a D.Phil in York. From 2012 to 2016 she was a lecturer at the Centre for Nordic Studies on the Orkney campus of the University of the Highlands and Islands. Her research has primarily focused on Pictish, Scottish and Anglo-Saxon stone sculpture. Whitworth has published three historical novels set in Viking Age England.
- The Bone Thief (Ebury Press, 2012), ISBN 9780091947231
- The Traitors’ Pit (Ebury Press, 2013), ISBN 9780091947187
- Daughter of the Wolf (Head of Zeus, 2016), ISBN 978-1784082147
- Dying and Death in Later Anglo-Saxon England (Boydell & Brewer, 2004), ISBN 1843830701
- Bodystones and Guardian Beasts: The Gravestones of Middle Britain from the 8th to 11th Centuries (Oxford University Press, forthcoming)
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