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5 Things You Need to Know to Survive in Saxon Times

(Assuming you have a time machine and want to take a vacation or Holiday break there.) 1. How to speak Old English. You are unlikely to find anyone who speaks other languages. 2. The laws of the Kingdom. Breaking even … Continue reading

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Overcoming the Language Barrier

One of the difficulties in writing about the Saxon time period is the language barrier. Saxons spoke Old English, a Germanic ancestor of modern English. Old English looks to most modern readers like a different language that has some similarities … Continue reading

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