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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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