Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Fiery dragons...


793 In this year dire portents appeared over Northumbria and sorely frightened the people. They consisted of immense whirlwinds and flashes of lightning, and fiery dragons were seen flying in the air. A great famine immediately followed those signs, and a little after that in the same year, 8th June, the ravages of heathen men miserably destroyed God's church at Lindisfarne, with plunder and slaughter. And Sicga died on 22nd February. (from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle).

The ''heathen men'' were, of course, the '62 police. Were they wearing lace cottas I wonder...

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