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Happy St Oswald's Day

August 5th, 2010 (01:41 pm)

Not if you were St Oswald, as 5 August was the day he died... and his armed Christianizing and expulsion of British influence from his territory suggests that he wasn't a particularly pluralist ruler (though nor were his opponents)... but the Northumberland flag in my userpic traces its origin to Bede's account of Oswald's standard as king of the Northumbrians, and having been reminded that today is St Oswald's day, some commemoration seemed in order.

I keep meaning, when in the north-east, to go to Heavenfield battlefield - I've driven past it often enough - and have not yet managed it.