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Right like in other news gf and I went to a HIPPY CONCERT of Pete Seeger songs etc

this was at a church and I just assumed….hippy church…but NO it was the ultra conservative wing of the Anglo catholic movement of the c of e

the Venn diagram of “people who love radical 1960s protest music” and “people still confused and distressed by Anglican ordination of women” turns out to contain 4 people I e the audience plus TWO SURPRISED LESBIANS

it was a great concert though!!! I was the only person singing along when invited!

Also they covered “hallelujah”!

An Old English word for library was “bōchord”, which literally means “book hoard”, and honestly I really think we should go back to saying that because not only does it sound really fucking cool, but it also sort of implies that librarians are dragons.

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Foulksrath Castle, Ireland

Foulksrath Castle is a 14th-century Anglo-Norman tower house located in Jenkinstown in County Kilkenny, Ireland.

The castle is closely associated with both the De Frene and Purcell families. The estate and original fortified and moated dwelling were first built in 1349 and occupied by the De Frene family and it is thought that the castle derives its name from Fulco De Frene (d. 1349) who was in the military service of Edward III and fought at the Battle of Crecy and the Siege of Calais. In the early 15th century the current castle was built by the Purcell family, relatives to the De Frene’s, after the estate came into their possession.

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Excessively Rare Anglo-Viking Silver Penny of Ragnald Guthfrithsson (943-944/5 AD)

An exceedingly rare type for this elusive Viking king of Northumbria, previously unrecorded for the moneyer, Branting. A Triquetra type from the mint at York. The obverse shows a triquetra with  + REG·N·Λ·L·D CVNVN. The reverse shows a fringed triangular standard bearing an ‘X’ on a cross-tipped pole with  + B·R·A·NT HONET·A·.

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GRIMTALK - Week 11

GRIMTALK was a project that I finished a few months ago in which each week I would post a picture of my Grimoire. The aim of this project was to motivate myself to dedicate time to work on my grimoire each week. 

Even though I have officially finished the project, I thought I would show you this entry in my grimoire in which I describe each rune of the Elder Futhark in detail (including their variants and meanings).

Below are pictures of the different regional variants of the Elder Futhark and other Futharks which often get confused with the Elder Futhark.


Variations of the Elder Futhark

All but three of the characters of the Elder Futhar are the same height. However Kenaz, Jera, and Ingwaz are all ‘irregular’ and so later runemasters objected to these irregularities and modified the runes to conform. The resulting variants of the Elder Futhark (pictured below) have been inscribed on various pieces of jewellery and stone. Most of the differences in the order and shape of the runes is often attributed to the personal style (like each person has different handwriting) or even mistakes of the original runemasters who inscribed them.

The Anglo-Saxon Futhork

The Danish Younger Futhark


To see any of the previous weekly photos, check out the GRIMTALK page!

Official Roadhog face reveal

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