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#MedievalMonday ~ Cathy MacRae

Join me in welcoming my dear friend Cathy MacRae to the forest. Cathy enjoys weaving tales of romance in the Highland mists. Her stories feature strong heroes and feisty heroines in pursuit of their happy-ever-afters in medieval Scotland.  302 more words
Medieval Monday

Murray, Vikings Defense Overwhelm Ravens For 24-16 Victory

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Even though he was signed to help the Vikings replace Adrian Peterson, Latavius Murray has been behind nearly from the day he stepped foot in Minnesota. 834 more words

Sports

Vikings: A land without kings

A view of Þingvellir National Park in western Iceland. It was here, in AD 930, that Viking settlers established the first pan-Icelandic assembly – possibly the oldest parliamentary body in the world. 1,660 more words

World

Ahead Of Vikings Game, Protesters Take A Knee Against Police Violence

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Protesters demonstrating against police violence took a knee Sunday outside U.S. Bank Stadium ahead of the Vikings game against the Baltimore Ravens. … 224 more words

News

Sunday Selfie

I’m going to show you what I plan on doing today.  I’m going to watch football with Mom.  She loves to wave her arms when she’s watching the Vikings so I keep control of the remote.  51 more words

Pet Blog

Ofermod and Omens: The Defeat of the Anglo-Saxons at Maldon

The Anglo-Saxons’ bloody defeat at the Battle of Maldon in 991 CE was said to be the fault of Byrhtnoth’s ofermod, or, “overconfidence,” as translator David R. 804 more words

Battle Of Maldon

Challenging the Religious Duality of "The Battle of Maldon"

The notions of good and evil—those dual forces—are ones that reach far back into time and ones that consistently fill religious and cultural myth. It is no wonder “The Battle of Maldon” draws on these forces and sets them in religious tones to characterize the two sides of Anglo-Saxon and Viking that battled at Maldon in 991 C.E. 619 more words

Battle Of Maldon