Hana Videen was born and raised in St Louis, Missouri in the United States. She moved to the UK in 2010 to study at King’s College London, where she received a masters in Medieval Studies and a doctorate in English. She has been hoarding Old English words since 2013, when she began tweeting one a day. Now over 20,000 people follow for these daily gems from her wordhord at oldenglishwordhord.com (Twitter - @OEWordhord). After teaching medieval English literature at King’s College London for several years, she is now an author and blogger in Toronto, Canada, translating curiosities of the medieval world into engaging narratives. Her first book, The Wordhord: Daily Life in Old English, was published by Profile Books in 2021 and The Deorhord: An Old English Bestiary will follow in autumn 2023.