Tag: Britain

One Genre To Rule Them All – Classic Rock And J.R.R. Tolkien

It is no secret that rock musicians have many times drawn from fantasy, mythology, and history. Therefore, there’s no wonder that many of the highly acclaimed and popular classic rock British bands of the late 1960s and early 1970s were tremendously inspired by the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, in particular ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord…


Led Zeppelin’s Welsh, English, And Norse Influences

In the passing of time, it should come as no surprise to most hardcore Led Zeppelin fans that the colossal British rock band integrated a considerable number of fine literary elements stemming from the traditions, mythologies, and folklores of Wales, England, and even the Norse lands, into their music. So it is that the combination…


A Brief History Of The Tintagel Castle In Cornwall, Britain

Tintagel Castle (known in the Cornish language as ‘Dintagel’), one of the most astonishing historical landmarks in Britain and a must see touristic attraction of Cornwall, has also been often associated with the legendary Camelot fortress stemming from the Arthurian tales since at least the High Middle Ages. Consequently, according to some, the stronghold of…


10 Wise Anglo-Saxon Riddles A Medieval Enthusiast Should Know

The Anglo-Saxons, just as the Norsemen, Goths, and other ancient Germanic peoples, were very fond of riddles and poetry. The Old English gnomic poetry passed the test of time through, most notably, the Exeter Book. This early medieval English manuscript constitutes the most voluminous body of work of Old English poetry ever written down. Subsequently,…


The Millenary Anglo-Saxon Wooden Church Of Greensted

The wooden Anglo-Saxon church at Greensted in Ongar, Essex, southeastern England, spans a history of approximately 1,300 years on British soil. The St. Andrews Church from the small village of Greensted is remarkable in that not only is England’s oldest wooden church but can equally be proud of this title worldwide. Furthermore, it might also…