History

Medieval Marketing, Holy Blood, and the first Brexit!


Henry VIII got a bad press for his regular wife exchange and destruction of the monasteries, but he was on a more significant mission of systematically dismantling an autocratic rule from Europe and removing the scam of holy relics being used to con a gullible public into parting with their cash! A TV programme and a visit to Hailes Abbey brings it all to life.

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The Treasure of Vix


We had a very pleasant surprise on reading about The “Treasure of Vix” a few days before our recent foray into France again and discovering it was on our route into Burgundy. The Treasure is a collection of artefacts housed… Read More ›

Rounded Runes


Originally posted on An Evolving Life:
The curvilinear – rounded – designs containing carved runes on a number of tombstones can be found around the Uppsala domkyrka (cathedral). The historic province of Uppland, Sweden – of which Uppsala was the…

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An Eclectic Mix Of Revelation by Baldy. A Blog about Cumbria, home of the UNESCO Lake District National Park. Photography, Paintings, Sketches and more. Mountains are my bones. Rivers my veins. Forests are my thoughts.

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