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Category Archives: Anglo-Saxons

Vikings 3, Episode VI: BORN AGAIN

This week, an open letter to series writer, Michael Hirst. WARNING: SPOILERS! Dear Mr. Hirst, I have a bone to pick with you. Don’t worry, I am not going to call you out for going all George R. R. Martin … Read More

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Vikings 3, Episode V: THE USURPER

Oh, Sweet Heaven, I don’t know where to begin with this week’s episode. I have so many thoughts in my head, so much speculation, and even a discovery of sorts. Perhaps I should start with the title. The Usurper. By … Read More

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Vikings 3, Episode II: The Wanderer

So, who is the Wanderer of the title of this episode? Note that the title is singular, not plural. One Wanderer, and not our band of Vikings who are roaming Britain’s green and pleasant land. There is an Old English … Read More

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The Ghosts of Christmases Past

Did you notice that, this year, the Christmas shopping season began considerably earlier than in the past?  Christmas decorations now appear in store windows right after Halloween – pumpkins to pine trees in the blink of an eye. Many shops … Read More

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Anglo-Saxon Art: Splendor in the Dark

Perhaps one of the darkest eras in England’s history was the Viking Age. For over 200 years, from roughly A.D. 793 to A.D. 1017, bands of Viking raiders attacked the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of Britain. The entry for A.D. 793 in … Read More

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