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St Brice Massacre

A sad day in Medieval England history – 13th November, 1002 AD – the St Brice Massacre took place; it was ordered by King Æthelred of England which renewed the conflict with the Danes and eventually led to the loss of his throne. The Danes had long troubled England, but by 1002 an uneasy co-existence […]

In The Scottish Language ‘Tod’ Means Fox

This makes you think about the use of ‘Tod’ in many books, such as the wonderful Beatrix Potter’s ‘A Tale of Mr.Tod’.More recently the multiple versions of Ursula Todd’s life in ‘Life After Life’ by Kate Atkinson. The book tells the story of the Todd family who live in ‘Fox Corner’. The English language is […]

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