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Interesting facts about St. Bruno, the Carthusians, and the Carthusian Order

The Carthusian Order is a Roman Catholic monastic order of hermit monks founded by St. Bruno of Cologne in 1084. Here is a link to a site about the Carthusians: http://www.chartreux.org/ A wonderful movie has been made which depicts life at … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on the accounts of the Norse god Odin as a man

  (Odin by George von Rosen, 1886) There are only two people, as near as I can tell, who have spoken of Odin as a man.  Not only have they spoken about Odin as a man but both have given us much information … Continue reading

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Interesting facts about King Charles I

Appearance: He was 4’-8” tall at his coronation in 1626. His tallest height was 5’-4” tall, which was somewhat short for the times. They say he had chestnut color hair, which is sort of a brownish red. The paintings of … Continue reading

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Thoughts on how people are basically good natured

I have always felt that people, when they are in a normal frame of mind, are basically good.  There is a basic goodness in people I’ve found.  When people do ‘bad’ things it seems more a result of a ‘something’ … Continue reading

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Things removed from Edward the Confessors tomb

Over the centuries a number of things have been removed from Edward the Confessors tomb.  These include: 1098 – An attempt was made to pull out a  strand of hair. 1163 – His robes were removed and remade into three … Continue reading

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Exhumations of Edward the Confessor

Over the centuries Edward the Confessor was exhumed a number of times.  These are the ones I’ve found: 1098 or 1102 – Henry I opened the coffin to see if his body was ‘incorrupt’.  They say that he was fresh with … Continue reading

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Was Edward the Confessor an albino?

If Edward was an albino you can imagine that it would have a great impact on him and his personality.  Most certainly, he would be treated differently. How was albinism perceived back then, I wonder?  I don’t know.  I would … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Character of Edward the Confessor

There is so little known about Edward the Confessor as a person.  Most of what we know about him is not actually him but the time he lived in.  This, I feel, has made many people “infer” his character and … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the appearance of Edward the Confessor

There are, of course, no pictures or sculptures that portray Edward accurately.  Those that were done were stylized portraits that seldom have resemblance to the man it portrays, such as this picture from the Bayeaux Tapestry: We do have some … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Edward the Confessors shrine

I have always been mystified by Edward the Confessors shrine.  It is unlike any other I have seen (keep in mind that I’m no expert on shrines).  The coffin is raised high up on a platform.  There are six niches, … Continue reading

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