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Day 745: The Buried Giant

I thought from what I read about The Buried Giant that it was a historical novel set in the days after the Romans left Britain. But it is really a fable or a fantasy novel or both. 308 more words


Celebrating the Feast of St Lewina

Mysterious Britain and Ireland explains the source of the St Lewina celebration as, “St Lewina was a young British virgin who was martyred by Saxons on 24 July 687 A.D. 358 more words

British History

Walking the Transylvanian Zeiden Wunderkreis at Dinkelsbühl to the Sound of the Kipfelmarsch, Part 2

At the 22nd Zeiden neighborhood get-together on June 6th 2015 in Dinkelsbühl marching through the Wunderkreis was one of the highlights.

In my first post from June 21st 2015 I wrote extensively about the Wunderkreis itself and the more “technical” aspects (see… 430 more words


Same Object, Different Symbols

Objectively, they are just a patterned piece of cloth and a stone slab, but what they symbolize depends entirely on the viewer.

The Confederate battle flag connotes heritage or oppression in the eyes of the beholder. 281 more words

Middle Ages

Lila's Wolf - now only 99c on Amazon.com

A great bargain read if you grab it before the 19th July.

Lila’s Wolf is the first in my time travel series, and now you can try it for only $0.99  :-) 789 more words


Opening the Goodies bag

Above: von Peter’s 1813 Saxons to date – 2/von Rechten and 1/Prinz Maximilian. Must do better! Click for a larger and clearer view.

Calpe Miniatures celebrate the birthday of… 1,251 more words

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Festival of Archaeology 2015: Viking Raiders at Tullie House!

Viking raiders: family friendly Sunday at Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery

Sun 12th Jul 2015

Periods: Saxons and Vikings

Tullie House, Carlisle,  is holding a family friendly afternoon drop-in with Viking themed activities: 19 more words

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