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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:16 pm 
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Um... did I forget to lock the computer when I was away from my desk?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:14 am 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:13 am 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:38 pm 
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Voronwë the Faithful wrote:
Welcome to Beorhtnoth. Sorry for the delay.

Many thanks for your kind greeting. I look forward to discovering the delights of a community of friends in a time of discord.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:47 pm 
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Wonderful! Love your user name!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:56 pm 
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Welcome! Looking forward to your posts.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:18 am 
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Welcome, Beorhtnoth! Incidentally, one of my dreams is to visit Corfe Castle, hopefully next year. Do you know the connection between Corfe Castle and your username?

(I would have gone there last year, but, you know... Covid and all that stuff...)

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:38 am 
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How lovely to see a new member who actually talks! :D Welcome

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 1:12 am 
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Thank you Inanna, Jude and elengil for the warmth of your welcomes.
I hope any enthusiasm for my potential contribution is not misplaced!

Beorhtnoth and Corfe Castle? Could it be marriage to the sister of the wife of the stepmother of the king whose wife had a residency on the site where Corfe Castle was built?

That seems too much like six degrees of Kevin Bacon. :)

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 1:41 am 
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I have high hopes. :)

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 1:54 am 
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Voronwë the Faithful wrote:
I have high hopes. :)


Alas! I believe I have too many wives... :whistle:


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 1:55 am 
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The Battle of Maldon took place during King AEthelred II's reign. The only reason AEthelred was king was that his elder brother, Edward the so-called Martyr, was murdered at Corfe Castle.

There were rumours that Edward was murdered on the orders his stepmother, Queen Ælfthryth, so that her son AEthelred would succeed to the throne. But to be fair, it's equally possible that Ælfthryth was just as horrified by the crime as the rest of England was. What is indisputable is that Aethelred's reign was an unmitigated disaster.

If I ever make it to Corfe Castle, I promise to post loads of pictures. I find this time period fascinating.

And now I'll stop hijacking this welcome thread. For now.....

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:08 am 
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And so not to maintain a hijacking, I will end by being the bearer of bad news: Corfe Castle is a Norman stronghold. Edward would have been murdered at the site, but not the castle. That was constructed a century and more later.
So little of Saxon England remains. A famous writer created a whole mythology to fill that gap... :D

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:11 am 
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And hence this site exists. :)

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:36 am 
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Don't worry, you're not the bearer of bad news :D I was aware that the building is not the same one that was there at the time. I still want to go to visit the site where it happened. I'm just hoping they have signs pointing out exactly where he was when he was stabbed, where his body was found after his horse dragged him away, where the original house stood, etc.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:46 am 
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Well. That's morbid. lol

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