Sorry about the inbox…I don’t think it should be too bad this time. I didn’t think it would be a great idea to completely fill it while you’ve been unwell. Hope you are back on your feet and feeling better now.
The Devil’s Rock stuff for Doomsday got a bit out of hand… I hadn’t intended writing that much, but I could see it all so clearly. As soon as I sat down at the keyboard it all started pouring out. I could feel it too. The whole journey from the zodiac stones to the Place of Dreaming. Not as bad as the Telling Stone, thank goodness… but I could almost smell the smoke and taste the fear. The Telling Stone at the circle… well, you were there. You know how badly that went… I’m still not sure how I got the car to the pub for dinner…
The research for the Mercian chapters was interesting. I hardly dare mention how much was tied up with Peterborough Cathedral, Ely and then, of course, the Holy Island and Whitby connections are very prominent. Funny that I should have finally got to Lindisfarne just a few weeks ago… after so many years of trying to visit Holy Island. Now St Aidan and the island keep cropping up in the histories, and lots of strands are coming together. I should have known really.
The Woden thing, now that’s interesting… reading through Bede’s Historia I bet he would turn in his venerable grave to see the conclusions I’m coming to..
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