The poem "Wulf and Eadwacer" in its original Old English. One of my favorites.

The poem "Wulf and Eadwacer" in its original Old English. One of my favorites.

The Lord's Prayer (Fæder ure) in Anglo Saxon (Old English) - YouTube   You can hear how much closer it sounds to the German language, and can easily see why English developed in part from old German.

The Lord's Prayer (Fæder ure) in Anglo Saxon (Old English) - YouTube You can hear how much closer it sounds to the German language, and can easily see why English developed in part from old German.

The Anglo Saxon Church of St Laurence Bradford on Avon Wiltshire England by Mark Sunderland, via Flickr

The Anglo Saxon Church of St Laurence Bradford on Avon Wiltshire England by Mark Sunderland, via Flickr

The English probably copied the idea of dividing the seasons into weeks from the Romans. They used the names of gods who were more familiar to them than the Roman ones, and we still use these names today. They are among the few clues we have to the gods of the Anglo-Saxons.

The English probably copied the idea of dividing the seasons into weeks from the Romans. They used the names of gods who were more familiar to them than the Roman ones, and we still use these names today. They are among the few clues we have to the gods of the Anglo-Saxons.

This is the earliest known photo of Great Ormond Street Hospital nurses, taken in 1878. #GOSHistory

This is the earliest known photo of Great Ormond Street Hospital nurses, taken in 1878. #GOSHistory

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