Just want to mark these down, which I found today while searching for something completely unrelated. “They [the Goths] like to march under arms to a banquet, they will attend a funeral in white, and wear mourning at a marriage festival; they go to church in furs, and hear a litany in beaver.” –Sidonius Apollinaris,… Continue reading A Couple of Neat Nuggets of Lore
On this day in the Year of Their Lord 793, a group of enterprising Norsemen fell upon the isolated monestary of Saint Cuthbert on the Scottish island if Lindisfarne. While it was not, strictly speaking, the first such raid on the British Isles, it was devastating in its effect. Today, the raid on Lindisfarne marks… Continue reading Happy Lindisfarne Day!