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Review: Elizabeth Boyle, ‘Closing the Book on Celtic’.

Having donned a ridiculously fluffy hood and finally graduated from Cambridge, I thought I had escaped the clutches of ASNaC (a friendly acronym for my degree in ‘Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic’) for good. Less than three weeks after strolling down … Continue reading

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Who Are Mitt Romney’s Anglo-Saxons?

This week, the internet is full of macros like this, thanks to Romney’s aide’s comment that Obama ‘doesn’t understand Anglo-Saxon heritage.’ I think Mr. Sutton Hoo Helmet on the right is rather more handsome, don’t you? Romney’s general idiocy aside, … Continue reading

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The Truth About Celtic Runes

I saw a facebook ap recently called “Celtic Runes”. A friendly note from a frustrated medievalist: I know runes are all mysterious and such (a PSA for another day), and so are the Celts (ditto), but there is no such … Continue reading

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