Category Anglo-Saxons

The arrival of October

October has arrived and the world is changing.  The awareness and observation of this change has been noted, and recorded, and described across the world.  Here in Britain the Chambers Book of Days for 1864 describes the country: The woods never look more beautiful than from the close of last month to the middle of […]

The last day of the year

It is the 31st December – New Year’s Eve – and many things can happen. For instance, on this day Thomas Edison gave the first public demonstration of his incandescent lamp – the forerunner of the electric light bulb! In a very different time and place – it was on this December Monday in 1945 […]

What King William of the Normans did next

So – William had won; he was now King of England and changes would follow. The establishing of Benedictine monasticism as an agency of reform and a vehicle of ducal authority had been occurring in western Normandy at exactly the same time as in the north of England. Both areas had previously been immune to […]