Category Archives: St. Germanus

Germanus & St. Collen. The Beginnings of Independent Britain Part II

  Germanus and the Beginnings of Independent Britain II: Germanus and St. Collen In the previous essay on Germanus of Auxerre, we asserted the basic historicity of Constantius’ hagiography of the famous Gaulish bishop and while wishing the biographer had … Continue reading

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Of Crows and Men: The Mystery of Bran

Once upon a time all crows were white; did you know this? That venerable gentleman Chaucer tells the tale of Phoebus, whom some call Apollo, who once had a lady love whom he kept in his earthly home and whom … Continue reading

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Germanus and the Beginnings of Independent Britain

Germanus of Auxerre’s Life, writen by Constantius of Lyon around 480 or so, stands as an important document for the study of post Roman Britain—more properly the Brittonic Period or Age of Arthur.  As such, one wishes it were more … Continue reading

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Fighting Bishops of the Dark Ages: or Why You Shouldn’t Fall Asleep in Church

FIGHTING BISHOPS OF THE DARK AGES Has anyone every wondered why the bishop is a game piece on the chessboard?  Chess is, after all, a game of ritualized warfare and the bishop is one of the more active pieces in … Continue reading

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