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An update

Just a quick update about what I’ve been doing.

I decided this month to get back into the OBOD and BDO Bardic Courses again. I had not been impressed with the OBOD one and had done little since May, but this time I decided to approach it from a less rational critical point of view and it seems to be working – I am getting more out of both the OBOD and BDO courses which compliment each other nicely. 271 more words


The "Digging into the Dark Ages" conference - 09.00-17.00, 13th December 2017, Grosvenor Museum, Chester

Following the previous two successful University of Chester archaeology student conferences – Dead Relevant and Archaeo-Engage, the third University of Chester Archaeology Student Conference will take on a period-focused theme. 404 more words

Early Medieval Archaeology

Saxon King: Edward the Confessor

Edward, the son of King Ethelred II and Emma of Normandy, was a direct descendant of King Alfred the Great.  Edward was educated at an English monastery, and when the Danes invaded, his mother Emma fled to Normandy with her children, and it was here Edward developed strong ties with Normans. 413 more words


Enter The Scribes

Ancestral Lands: Part Two, Saxons and Danes

Saxlingham wasn’t named for the Saxons, but for a minor lord by name of Seaxe. And despite the claims of the village sign, Seaxe probably lived one, even two centuries earlier (650-750 CE), in the Middle Saxon period. 8,699 more words

On The Door

Odinist Fellowship demands return of two church buildings

Odin? and Fylfot motif in the porch of the church at Great Canfield in Essex, England
The Heritage Trust

Olivia Rudgard, Religious Affairs Correspondent for… 157 more words

Ancient Sites

Dark Times

Perhaps I was suffering from a degree of geographic confusion arising from the sea being to my west rather than my beloved east coast, though more likely it was the mental clouding arising from having been made redundant from my training job less than an hour previously, but in either event my usual sense of direction deserted me in Heysham and I walked as shown here.   567 more words


Shetland Sword Dance

 Sir Walter Scott wrote in his diary of the Shetland Sword Dance on 7 August 1814. “At Scalloway my curiosity was gratified by an account of the sword-dance, now almost lost, but still practiced in the Island of Papa…. 592 more words

British History