Game of Thrones is still over a month away, but there’s no reason not to keep blogging about it. If you’re up on the storyline and have any interest in some off-beat comparative religion talk, you have come to the right forbidding, chilly seaside. 1,695 more words
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Hertford Castle is located in the county town of Hertfordshire, Hertford, and is built on the site of earlier Anglo-Saxon ‘burh’ or ‘burgh’. This earlier fortification had been built on the orders of Edward the Elder, Alfred the Great’s son, around the year 911. 868 more words
What is it about carparks? They seem to hide a wealth of archaeology.
My own local one may not have held a king, but it certainly contained burials–a handful of Bronze Age people who had been cremated and buried in long-vanished barrows strung out along what once was a prominent ridge. 150 more words
In this day and age of cyber espionage, encryption of information is becoming increasingly more important. But even in the early Middle Ages, scribes developed techniques to encode their messages, as this blog post reveals. 1,140 more words