Christm…Yule etc etc

Of Yule and Christmas and traditions So then its nearly Christmas and the annual cries of “put christ back in Christmas” can be seen all over facebook. However most people sharing this sort of thing have no idea of the history of Christmas. Long before it was hijacked by christianity several different civilisations had celebrations […]

Hiberno Norse Kit

OK this is where things start to get a bit tricky. Hibero, or Gael, Norse kit is .. well a bit different to most other for this period. Yet at the same time it incorporates elements of a lot of the other ethnic groups at the same time. If Wirral based its trickier still as […]

ingimund

Ingimund and the Viking settlement of Wirral

One of the things about the dark ages is the lack of documentation about what happened. TBH pretty much why its called the Dark Ages. However there was some stuff written down and in particular the settlement of Wirral by Norsemen who had been recently evicted from Dublin and who had been beaten back by […]

History

Welcome to the history part of the site. This will grow as I find out more about Thurstaston and the events that shaped it. I make no excuse for focussing on the Dark Ages aspects of this as this is the period that interests me but I will also throw in anything else I discover […]