Jan
23
2014

“Norman & Saxon.”

“Norman and Saxon,” Norman & Saxon, Michael Longcor

…’Tis good advice. Although I’m given to understand that the post-Conquest Norman/Saxon conflict was a great deal less epic than Sir Walter Scott would have had you believe.

8 Comments

  • mb says:

    You do know the words are Kipling’s, right?

    • Moe_Lane says:

      Of course. The entire album that that’s from is Kipling set to music. It is also, by the way, a heavily kick-ass album, for pretty much the same reason.

      Sorry: the conversation that this post tacitly referenced – the one where my wife recently ranted about Robin Hood and Ivanhoe – took place off-screen. 🙂

  • Luke says:

    Epic in respect to intensity, scale, or length?
    We know it was a major force (albeit diminishing over time) during the reigns of at least 8 English kings.
    .
    As an aside, I’d love to hear a heavy metal group rip off Danegeld (or Cold Iron, or City of Brass…) The bass line nearly writes itself.

  • mb says:

    The entire album is Kipling set to music.

    You had to tell me this.

    Now I *must* have this album. And I didn’t really need to buy anything else this month, you know?

    Thank God I don’t share your interest in gaming,or I wouldn’t be able to read your blog at all. And I do like me a bit of moderate snark in the mornings.

  • Freddie Sykes says:

    And so the Normans of Viking heritage replaced the Germanic Anglo-Saxons as the rulers of England, making it the first British colony. But eventually Magna Carta, a pact solely addressing the rights of nobles, eventually trickled down to the peasants.

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