Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Anglo-Saxon Attitudes by Thomas Fleming

One of the great interests of Anglo-Saxon poems is the heroic code of the warriors. They fight for their own glory, of course, but also to protect and avenge their lord, to preserve their religion, and defend the liberties of their people. Unlike the Vikings, they are neither savages nor merely predators.


What of the English now? Are they mostly sheep?

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