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So another item that is made by us are small bindrunes. They can be personalised in any which way you like.

These here were used as tokens to give to people at an SCA event in Lough Devnaree ( Ireland). 13 more words

3-31 The Old York, the City with all the English Stereotypes

I spent two days staying in York, my second city in the UK after London. It was absolutely fantastic because it was a nice sized city that was just big enough to walk around and see everything by foot, but large enough to have fun things to do for visitors. 3,469 more words

Epic Eurotrip

St George’s Day and Shakespeare’s birthday

April 23rd –  On this day, St George’s Day, in 1390, English pride was  dented by the defeat of the Englishman Lord Welles by the Scotsman Sir David Lindsay in a friendly joust in front of King Richard (II) – on London Bridge!  245 more words

Site Is On A Lost City Of London Tour

Writing and Thinking

In medieval times, books were written on a more expensive archetype of paper called parchment–they are sheep and calves which take assurance in that.˚  So whenever a monk wrote, he did so extremely carefully; he simply couldn’t afford to make a mistake.   93 more words


1014 and all that

Today marks the 1000th anniversary of the death of Brian Boru at the Battle of Clontarf on 23rd April 1014 AD. You would have to have been hiding under a rock in deepest darkest Antarctica to have missed out on the plethora of associated festivities, events and commemorations that have been taking place in Ireland over the last few weeks. 1,190 more words


Toledo: The Must Do's of A Medieval City

Toledo may only be a short, 30-minute train ride away from Madrid, but this 4th century B.C. city feels worlds away from the neighboring modern Spanish capital. 792 more words