Tag: Middle Ages

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

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


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…


Bornholm – The Picturesque And Mesmerising Danish Island In The Baltic

Bornholm is one of the most beautiful natural, historical, and cultural gems of the Kingdom of Denmark. Located to a considerable extent eastward an relatively remotely from the rest of continental Denmark, namely in the Baltic Sea, one would often find the closest way to reach Jutland or Zealand quicker by voyaging with the ferry…


The Lombards – One Of The Ravaging Germanic Tribes Of The Dark Ages

The Lombards (also known under the term Longobards stemming from the Latin ‘Longobardi’) were one of the most powerful and ravaging migratory tribes in Europe in the time of the Roman Empire’s stagnation and, ultimately, decadence throughout late Antiquity. They reached their peak of expansionist power when they ruled over a kingdom consisting of most…


The Medieval New England – An Anglo-Saxon Colony On The Black Sea

Long before either the region of New England in contemporary northeastern United States of America or the namesake region of New South Wales in Australia existed there could have likely been an Anglo-Saxon colony bearing this name established near the shores of the Black Sea in Eastern Europe. Two historical documents dating to the Middle…