Monday, 14 November 2011

In the dark night that is very long

For a quid I'd have bought this for the cover anyway, so imagine my delight when I saw there was a reading in anglo-saxon on there. Read along (from line 304) here.

Unknown Bard The Battle of Maldon


  1. You loon.

    I did a whole year of Anglo Saxon at Uni.

    All I can say is 'Her fore se here east' ('Here the enemy army went East') - I have found it vaguely amusing, though not to date especially useful, to shout when inebriated.

    Carry on.

  2. I just find it very interesting. I was surprised at how unlike modern English it all sounded. I thought I'd be able to pick out the odd word, but not really.

  3. All I can say - Don't expect Maldon to live up to this hype. It's about a 30 minute hike from home. Although the annual custom car expo at The Maldon Museum of Power is worth a peep. I got to sit in the Starsky and Hutch car there

  4. If I'm ever passing I'll stop to take a look at the statue of Brythnoth there, it looks great.

  5. I've got a Rosemary Sutcliff book about Fionn mac Cumhaill, the legendary Irish hero that has illustrations that I think are by the same person that did that illustration above. I think I stole that book from school.

  6. On the record's label (oddly, rather than the sleeve) it says that the illustrations are by Graham Martin. Funny as well to use the plural when there's only one illustration. Maybe it's referring to illustrations in a course booklet that no doubt accompanied the disc? We may never know.