Tag Archives: Vikings

Whitby Weekend: Fantastic beasts

What we had really come to see at St Andrew’s church had very little to do with the church itself, except that many of the carved, tenth-century stones had been found, used long ago as building blocks within its walls. … Continue reading

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Guest author: Roberta Eaton Cheadle ~ The Vikings in York: Ivar the Boneless

Ivar the Boneless Ivar the Boneless, also known as Ivar Ragnarsson, was the Viking leader who captured York in AD 866 and called the city Jorvik. According to Norse legend, Ivar the Boneless was born “without any bones at all.” … Continue reading

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The 4,000 year old story by Annika Perry – reblogged from Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life

Welcome to a new contributor to the archive series, Annika Perry with a post about a visit to the Vitlycke Rock Carvings in Sweden where 4000 year old images adorn the rock faces offering a glimpse into an ancient culture. … Continue reading

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#writephoto – In The Flames by Helen Jones

I do enjoy Sue Vincent’s #writephoto prompts, and the variety of responses she gets for each image. I usually know, when I look at her photos, whether I have something. This is what came to me for this week’s prompt: … Continue reading

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Discovering Albion – day 4: Gobsmacked in Gosforth

Ye gods and little fishes, where do you start with the stones of Gosforth? Well, not with the gods and fish… I’ll save those till last. That was the best bit. First we had the crosses. One, sadly, a mere … Continue reading

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Discovering Albion – day 4: Snow in them there hills…

We decided that it would be sensible to take the coast road north… it is both unusual and rather nice when ‘sensible’ walks hand in hand with preference. We had seen the snow capping the distant hills of the Lake … 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 8th or 9th 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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