Tag: Britain

The History Of Marriage In The United Kingdom

The history of marriage in the United Kingdom Before the Law on Marriages was adopted in 1753, which became the first legislative act in England and Wales that had anything to do with the institution of marriage, England was dominated by common-law marriage, which implied actual cohabitation and did not lead to any rights and…


One Genre To Rule Them All – Classic Rock And J. R. R. Tolkien

It is no secret that rock musicians have many times drawn significant influences stemming from fantasy, mythology, and history. Therefore, there is no wonder that many of the highly acclaimed and popular classic rock British bands of the late 1960s and early 1970s had been tremendously inspired by the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, in particular…


Led Zeppelin’s Welsh, English, And Norse Influences

In the passage of time, it should come as no surprise to most life-long devoted Led Zeppelin fans that this English rock band integrated a considerable number of fine literary elements stemming from the traditions, mythologies, and folklores of Wales, England, and even the Norse lands, into their own music.슠So it is that the combination…


A Brief History Of The Tintagel Castle In Cornwall, Britain

Tintagel Castle (known in the Cornish language as ‘Dintagel’), one of the most astonishing historical landmarks in Britain and a must see touristic attraction of Cornwall, has also been often associated with the legendary Camelot fortress stemming from the Arthurian tales since at least the High Middle Ages. Consequently, according to some, the stronghold of…


10 Wise Anglo-Saxon Riddles A Medieval Enthusiast Should Know

The Anglo-Saxons, just as the Norsemen, Goths, and other ancient Germanic peoples, were very fond of riddles and poetry. The Old English gnomic poetry passed the test of time through, most notably, the Exeter Book. This early medieval English manuscript constitutes the most voluminous body of work of Old English poetry ever written down. Subsequently,…