The York Helmet from the 9th Century on display at the Yorkshire Museum

This type of helmet is one of the few surviving examples in Europe. It is thought to be made for a member of Eoforwic’s Anglian royal family. The mans name, Oshere, is inscribed above the intricately-cast nose guard. On the writing reads “In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit and God; and to all we say amen Oshere”

The helmet was found carefully buried in a wood-lined pit in Coppergate and is thought to be buried by the man himself perhaps after he retired.


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anonymous asked:

Is there a hinny fic you can recommend where Harry's auror, Ginnys a quidditch star and there is a major threat to the safety of Harry's family? It would be awesome if you know of any like that xx

How about  Hunters and Prey by Northumbrian? It meets all your parameters…ish.

Soldier from the 50th Northumbrian Division using a a anti-tank gun QF 6 57mm (6 pounder - ATK/Mk II) in an important way in the area of Lingèvres, Lower-Normandy.

The 6 Pounder anti-tank gun was one of the best british gun during world war 2, used by tank as a gun and infantry as anti tank gun. Entered in service in 1942 during the North Africa campaign.

Place : Lingèvre, Lower-Normandy
Date : June 16, 1944.

A few days after the Normandy landing 50th Northumbrian Division road to Tilly-sur-Seulles is fierce German resistance with members of the Panzer Lehr Division, the battle will be fought in the village of Lingèvre.
The British Army lost 250 men in their mission to liberate all of the citizen.
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Northumbrian is a fanfiction author that has written 83 stories for Harry Potter.

My brother originally recommended Northumbrian’s Tales of the Battle a few years ago, and from there I read Grave Days, and The Mind of Arthur Weasley. Today I always look forward to anything Northumbrian writes, because it is incredibly imaginative, thorough and more than anything stays so true to the books. All 83 (and counting!) of his stories, no matter the length or point of view character, exist in the same universe, which itself feels like a true plausible wonderful extension of J.K. Rowling’s work. If you want to get a feel for what you’re in store for I recommend those mentioned above, especially the Mind of Arthur Weasley if you want something short. 

The Northumbrian town of Alnwick boasts a magnificent castle which has appeared in several films including one of the Harry Potter movies. It also has the stunning Alnwick Gardens. Over the years I’ve had the privilege of painting both. In 2003 I was commissioned to paint over a dozen Northumbrian Castles in watercolour for a leading North East company to grace the walls of their boardrooms and Alnwick Castle was one of them.

I had already decided that I would spread the paintings out over the course of a whole year so that I was capturing all of the seasons. After working out when the sun was most likely to be catching the ancient architecture, I felt that the last light of a summer evening was going to best for this particular scene.

It was painted on an expensive hand made watercolour paper, heavily textured, which was ideal for rendering both the stone and the foreground grasses. It also allowed me to make quite large, free brush strokes to indicate the low lying clouds reflected in the slow moving River Aln. The painting that was commissioned worked well for the client and I was so pleased with the result that I decided to do a slightly different interpratation of the same view which I later reproduced as a limited edition print. The original watercolour can be seen at my Studio & Gallery in Ponteland.


[EDIT 4/11/14: Since this post keeps being reblogged, I’m hoping that correcting the original, rather than leaving the corrections down-thread, will help reduce the impact of the error. A discussion of the error and its correction can be found here if you want to look into that.]

Thought I’d put together what I believe is an accurate Anglo-Saxon futhorc (runes) representation of the three Old English/Anglo-Saxon words associated with trans women.

I stress “I believe” because, while most of the character choices were obvious, some were less so. “Scrætte” could have been spelled with a cen for the “k” sound, as I used, or I could’ve used a calc–but the calc rune is a later addition to the futhorc, mostly used by the Northumbrian dialect, and signifies death and endings, so it didn’t seem as appropriate.