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Norman Yoke

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Lady Godiva talk
« on: March 21, 2022, 08:55:22 PM »
Evening all,


My first post here as a new member to the society. I’m gratefully devouring the first edition of Withowinde that I’ve been sent and look forward to all future issues.


I recently gave a talk on Lady Godiva during Coventry’s City of Culture events. I thought I’d share it here as some of you may be interested in watching. Please forgive me for any mispronunciation of Old English words - I am hoping to embark on learning the language later this year! Do let me know any corrections and I’ll add them onto the YouTube comments.


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xQtrCVSkR44

Eanflaed

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Re: Lady Godiva talk
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2022, 05:45:45 PM »
Fascinating - thanks for sending the link :) . Love your Gegaderung name by the way!!

David

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Re: Lady Godiva talk
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2022, 08:47:14 PM »
I enjoyed the talk.


Jenny Ashby gave us a nice online talk on Anglo-Saxon art last year but no one else has followed her example. Hopefully you could give us some too. You could probably just run one of your youtube talks  and then maybe post it on gegarung as you have here. I feel that would encourage more people to attend the talks and also make greater use of gegaderung.


Do contact Jenny Ashby about it. She might contact you.

Eanflaed

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Re: Lady Godiva talk
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2022, 09:49:36 AM »
Yes do contact me (Bocestre, Wiðowinde) if you are interested in David’s suggestion :)

Norman Yoke

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Re: Lady Godiva talk
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2022, 12:37:07 PM »
I’m delighted that you enjoyed the talk and many thanks for your kind words. It’d be wonderful to have Gesithas members in attendance at our History Indoors talks.


The next talk I am giving on this era is about Emma of Normandy. The sign ups are here:[size=78%] https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/who-was-emma-of-normandy-tickets-272181511227?aff=ebdsoporgprofile[/size]


We also have another History Indoors member who may give talks about the Anglo-Saxon/Norse period too.


I’ll get in contact with Jenny and Eanflaed. Thanks all! Also I’m pleased you like the username. My dad and I are planning to write a book one day about the theory of the Norman Yoke. Hopefully it’ll come to fruition!

Eanflaed

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Re: Lady Godiva talk
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2022, 11:01:11 PM »
If you can get hold of a copy of Michael Wood’s “In Search of England: journeys into England’s Past”, you will find he discusses the Norman Yoke at length. It must have been published last century though(!) as I remember it was the book I was reading as the millennium dawned!

cynewulf

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Re: Lady Godiva talk
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2022, 05:29:01 PM »
It was first published in 1999. His story of being summoned as a schoolboy to the House of Lords for a dreadful sounding lunch with Montgomery of Alamein is most entertaining. I must have been reading it in 2003, as my bookmark was an invitation to the Gulf Air Executive Lounge in Dubai in March that year.