How brilliant is this? A great video from Medievalists.net by the 5-minute medievalist, Danièle Cybulskie: The Middle Ages for Kids.
A totally non-Viking Age related note. Let me spare you my gasps when I saw the photos. I still cringe at the last one. It was World Bookmark Day on 25 February. Seriously. It was. Check out how Duke University Libraries celebrated it.
Still patiently biding my time until I can get up close with the Gokstad ship. Making do with this view in the meantime: The Gokstad Ship.
Also updated Lindisfarne Island with a great new podcast on History Extra!
I’ve updated the articles Ardnamurchan Viking Ship and A Viking Boat on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula with the most recent information I could find around the web!
Reports are circling online about the Newark Bay cemetry on the Orkneys. Northern Europe has seen its share of fierce storms this winter and it has caused further erosion on the coastline near the cemetry with its Pict and Viking burials. Locals are trying to prevent more burials to be swept or washed away by placing sandbags. Read fine and comprehensive articles on LiveScience and Smithsonian Magazine.