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Heroes of the early English period. Historical Pen Drawings by Mark Taylor

Wyrd Art ~ Visionary Artwork & Unique Historical Pen Drawings

***NEW! ENGLISH RESISTANCE HEROES BOOKMARKS!Quality laminated on parchment card with descriptions beneath the illustration of each figure. £4.99 for a set of 4 including post and package!***

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The 33 rune futhorc set as used by our  ancestors. COMPLETE 33 RUNE FUTHORC SET .ONLY £29.99
Includes bag and full instructions.

This rune set is handmade from prepared Kent cherry wood with burned glyphs. Every piece is carefully shaped and finally oiled to bring out its natural sheen.

Every set is as unique as the individual branch of the fruit tree it came from. * EACH SET IS MADE TO ORDER SO PLEASE ALLOW 7-10 DAYS FOR DELIVERY.

A full set of instructions is included,and this outlines the history,evolution of the Englisc futhorc and the method used for casting the runes and reading them.

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UNIQUE ENGLISH RESISTANCE bookmark set - NEW!

SET OF ALL 4 BOOKMARKS FOR £4.99 (free post and packing)Showing Robin Hood,Earl Waltheof,Hereward the Wake,Eadric the Wild with some interesting background notes about these heroes of the resistance beneath.

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Eadric The Wild bookmark

Eadric the Wild came from one of the most powerful land-owning families in Mercia. When the Normans invaded,as with many other resistance fighters, rather than live in a town ruled by Normans, he went with others to live into the wilds rather than allowing himself to be lulled into a false state of security and in order to maintain his hardiness.

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Earl Waltheof bookmark

Earl Waltheof was the last of the English Northumbrian earls,and allied himself with the aetheling Eadgar,King Edward's son.His feat at the gates of York castle will live on.When the stronghold was beseiged he stood at the entrance with his huge axe and beheaded over 100 fleeing Normans.Finally he lost his life due to the unsuccessful 'Revolt of the Earls'.

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Hereward The Wake bookmark

Hereward 'The Wake' came from a landed family whose home was close to Ely.He is the archaetypal hero,who coming back from exile abroad found Normans living in his home and his brother's head on a spike raised above the doorway.In fury he killed 15 warriors with his famous sword 'brainbiter'. He retired with his followers to the marshes and succeeded in ambushing mounted Normans trying to gain access to his fenland island camp who were using a wooden causeway which he fired from behind,trapping them in a deadly crossfire of arrows.

 

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Robin Hood bookmark


Robin Hood is the most famous of all English resistance heroes. His midland family were landed folk,yet in defying the Norman forest laws he became a true folk legend.Like other freedom loving Englishmen of the early mediaeval period,he lived as an outlaw-meaning any man could kill him on sight.However he was so loved that he was never betrayed,and became the scourge of the land greedy tyrants who were overlords of the poor of Nottingham.

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4 BOOKMARK SET FOR ONLY £5 ( Free postage and packing) UNIQUE OLD ENGLISH GODS BOOKMARKS
Parchment finish laminated bookmarks for English bookworms!

SET OF ALL 4 BOOKMARKS FOR £5.00 (free post and packing)Showing the allfather Woden,Thunor the thunder god, Frige, earth mother, and Eostre the Spring goddess of Easter with some interesting background notes about these deities beneath.

Ealla matey, i've just got home and they were waiting for me, they are bloody brilliant and certainly value for money. The write up on each God is good and will interest any who read them. Keep up the good work mate. Weas Heail Pete.

Pete Pollard ,Wiltshire.


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Frige bookmark

This bookmark is on parchment finished card which has been laminated for strength:it has a gold and purple ribbon at its base. Size 8 inches x 2 inches wide.

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Woden bookmark

This bookmark is on parchment finished card which has been laminated for strength it has a gold and purple ribbon at its base. Size 8 inches x 2 inches wide.

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Thunor bookmark

This bookmark is on parchment finished card which has been laminated for strength it has a gold and purple ribbon at its base. Size 8 inches x 2 inches wide.

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Eostre bookmark
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4 BOOKMARK SET FOR ONLY £5 ( Free postage and packing) UNIQUE HISTORICAL FIGURES BOOKMARKS
Parchment finish laminated bookmarks for English bookworms

SET OF ALL 4 BOOKMARKS FOR £5.00 (free post and packing)Showing The venerable Bede,Aethelflaed,King Penda and Lady Godiva with details from their lives beneath.

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The Venerable Bede bookmark

This bookmark is on a parchment finished card with a gold and purple ribbon at its base. Size 8 inches x 2 inches wide.

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Famous early English figures King Penda bookmark
Last Heathen king of Mercia
This bookmark is on a parchment finished card with a gold and purple ribbon at its base. Size 8 inches x 2 inches wide.

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Famous early English figures Lady Godiva Bookmark
Lady Godgifu - God's Gift
This bookmark is on parchment finished card and comes with with a ribbon at the base. Size 8 inches x 2 inches wide.

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Famous early English figures Aeþelflæd Bookmark
The 'Lady of the Mercians'

This bookmark is on a parchment finish card and is approximately 8 inches x 2 inches wide. It has a gold and purple ribbon at the base.

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Anglo Saxon Warband Anglo Saxon Warband on old Roman road
Featured on Youtube's 'Wrath of the awakened Saxon' by 'Rural Resistance'

 

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King Offa oversees the building of his dyke. Late 8th Century


The building of King Offa's Dyke. Late 8th century.


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Athelstan King Athelstan at Brunanburh. 937AD
(This illustration featured in BBC's 'The One Show')

 

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Aelle Aelle- First King of Sussex 477 AD

 

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Offa I with his sword 'Steadfast ' accepts the challenge.


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Hengest and Horsa 455 AD


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King Penda of Mercia King Penda the last heathen King of Mercia. 633AD
As featured in BBC TV's 'Country Tracks'

 

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"Dear Mark, Further to our conversation, we would like to use your image "King Penda the last heathen King of Mercia" in the BBC Country Tracks programme, to illustrate an item we have filmed about Anglo-Saxon England. http://www.wyrdart.co.uk/index.cfm?sid=29761&pid=455502&item=42808 My colleague Richard Price at the BBC Photo Unit, will be in touch to arrange a copyright licensing agreement with you. In the meantime, please could you reply to this message with a high resolution copy of the image? "

Best wishes, Anna T. Researcher | Country Tracks BBC Birmingham

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Ragnar Hairybreeks in the snake pit        846 AD Ragnar Hairybreeks in the snake pit. 846 AD


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King Alfred The Great 875 AD


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Aethelflaeda Aethelflaeda The warrior princess of Mercia. 917 AD


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Shieldwall The Anglo Saxon Shield wall, 927 AD


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1066. The battle of Hastings - King Harold II


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Hereward 'The Wake' 1070


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