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* …“But the Angles were a British tribe, right? And the Saxons were German?” We are back in Wen’s study after the half triumph of the first of our Glastonbury talks, which aside from a few timing problems, went as … Continue reading

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Discovering Albion – day 4: An Irish Saint in Lancashire

We climbed up the ruins of St Patrick’s Chapel, built in the eighth or ninth century. Legend has it that it commemorates the landing of St Patrick of Ireland and although it was constructed many years after his death, it … Continue reading

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Vortigern and the Mead Goggles: A Sobering Tale ~ Alli Templeton

Reblogged from Medieval Wanderings: While young Sticky Rogers sleepily transforms into something magical all tucked up in his comfy nest in the pantry, I’ve been learning all about the worlds’ oldest alcoholic beverage. The story of mead stretches back for … Continue reading

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A Walk Among the Dark Age Spirits ~ Alli Templeton

Reblogged from Medieval Wanderings: With my big exam finally behind me, last weekend I was in dire need of some fresh air and a good walk. So with a gap in the seemingly endless rains, we took the opportunity of … Continue reading

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Carrot and Coals IV… Stuart France

* The name Arbor Low is of Saxon derivation, originally ‘Eordburh-Hlaw’ meaning the Earth-Work Mound. Wen smiles, “Where did you dig that up from?” “I have my sources, you know.” “As your text only specifies Saxon, are we to presume … Continue reading

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