Monthly Archives: April 2014

St Oswald’s Bones

I have just finished reading The Pagan Lord by Bernard Cornwell. Among other things, the plot covers Cornwell’s version of the removal of St Oswald’s bones from a grave somewhere south of Lincoln, to form part of the Christian armamentarium … Continue reading

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The Limits of Wergeld

I am currently wrestling with a problem and I would very much value any advice as to where I might find the answer. In theory, as I understand it, when someone was killed, there was a price on their life … Continue reading

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