Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Dark Age Warrior Mass Grave

One cannot stick a spade in the ground in England without uncovering some history.

This mass grave of executed Viking Warriors was found at Ridgeway Hill in Dorset in 2009 by men working on a road. They have been dated to the reign of Aethelred the Unready (unraed). The nickname is a pun: Aethelred means noble counsel and unraed means bad counsel.The reign did not go well, although he did codify jury trials by twelve thegns and the reeve.

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  1. One suspects that the chaps in the picture didn't get a jury trial!!!!

  2. Dear Maverick
    I am sure all legalities were properly obseved.

  3. Dear Monty
    I wonder of the carried out the appropriate H&S assessment?

  4. "One cannot stick a spade in the ground in England without uncovering some history".
    It's the same for me were i live, if it's not dino bones and ancient boats in the brick pits then it's something new turning up at flag fen.
    Cool pic, looks like they were beheaded from that pile of skulls.

  5. East Anglia is an amazing place. I always took my family there on summer holiday. Wonderful times.

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