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Book Review - The Cross and the Curse

Last Thursday I gave a talk to a local WI group. I told them much more than they probably wanted to know about the history of the area – I probably mentioned the Anglo Saxons, once or twice. 719 more words

Writing

Pompeii: The First Navigation Map | Pompeii Bibliography and Mapping Project

The PBMP’s first full map for navigation is now online. You can start to explore Pompeii in the map embedded below, or go to the full site for more space and options. 19 more words

Italy

Sutton Hoo?

In 624, at a windswept English coastal town with the comical name of Sutton Hoo, the royal ship of an Anglo-Saxon King was loaded to the gunwales with treasures beyond compare. 128 more words

United Kingdom

NAMAKKAL TEMPLES -A LEGACY OF THE ADIYAMAAN DYNASTY - I

CAVE TEMPLES OF NAMAKKAL

Namakkal is a beautiful town in Tamil Nadu and headquarters of Namakkal district. An important stop on NH 7 and on all routes leading to South Tamil Nadu, it is also a pilgrimage centre, well known for the famous Namakkal Anjaneyar temple. 1,644 more words

TRAVEL

Everything Means Something, or, How to Think Like a 7th Century Celtic Christian

I sat on my chair, reading, the afternoon sun pouring through the windows. My dog, a big goof of a Labrador/Newfoundland mix, came into the living room and I watched as he walked around the room, sniffing at things. 1,336 more words

Dark Ages

The Early History of Bath Abbey

Introduction

Bath Abbey, officially known as the Abbey Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul is a Parish church and former Benedictine monastery in the town of Bath, Somerset. 532 more words

History

The Monster of River Ness (Creepy History 3)

All October, in the lead-up to Halloween, I will be presenting a ‘Creepy History’ series.  At the end of the 7th Century, an abbot of Iona Abbey on the Isle of Iona, named Adomnán, wrote  474 more words

History