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The Last Kingdom Season 1 Episode 3

Alfred the King

The Saxons return to Wintanceaster (Winchester) after a victorious battle with the Danes. The King however has been gravely wounded and lies near death. 499 more words


#55 and #56

So 55 was easy. Lots of rest at my favourite place Ranscombe Farm. The cakeathon. So I managed a 30.5 no hassle ultra. Ok so it was 30 degrees and the hottest day of the year after 7 straight days of 12 hour days working. 274 more words



In the nightmare soup of pre-dominal man came up the beast: it was a grub, waterless and piebald, but it had the face of woman. Its psychic powers propelled it up the butt of the primordial wolf and put into it the mind of a stoat and the grasping nature of the satyr. 52 more words

Back to School in the Dark Ages

It’s the first week of September, and back to school fever has gripped the land. My Facebook feed is full of “first day of…” photos, and everywhere kids big and small are getting back into the routine of teachers, classes, and new friends. 1,523 more words

Blood thirsty Saxons.

Of all of the Germanic tribes, the Saxons were the most feared and dreaded. Legend has it that their name came from their constant use of the Seax knife. 108 more words


Episode 25 – Abbots Morton, Worcestershire

We travel this week to Abbots Morton, in the east of Worcestershire and close to the border with my home county of Warwickshire. The last time we were in Worcestershire we visited Abberton, and Abbots Morton is just a couple of miles north-east of there. 16 more words

Episode 17 Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire

The village of Abbots Bromley has a long and interesting history, dating back to the earliest days of the Kingdom of England, and perhaps even earlier than that. 31 more words