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A birds eye view of Salop

A few more shots from the top of Shrewsbury on Sunday afternoon.



‘Certainly I think we could say that Mercia by the tenth century was prepared to accept female rulership in a way unlike any other part of early medieval Europe.’ 1,201 more words


The University of Chester Celebrates its 1,175th Anniversary

This year marks the 1,175th anniversary of the founding of the University of Chester. Here’s the proof of this assertion, from outside the Binks Building housing the Department of History and Archaeology: 525 more words

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Raising up the enemies of Mercia

The St Andrews Sarcophagus is one of the more splendid pieces of artwork left to us from Pictish Scotland. Some might say the most splendid; I would always hold out for… 1,974 more words

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Day 3: Convocation and High Table Dinner

So rounding out the evening today….

Lunch: Eh.

Library Orientation: Love my professor for BS (British Studies) even more.

Harlaxton Boutique: Not bad, kinda small. 439 more words


King Edward is dead.  He has died in battle.  All hell broke lose.  Or is it loose – I can never remember!

But let’s rewind a bit.  1,119 more words


King Offa's tomb

How does one leave a legacy? All leaders care about their legacy. Modern politicians seem preoccupied by both leaving a legacy and what it will be. 343 more words

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