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18

Apr

themanwithoutnokiddleys:

Lulley, lully, lulley, lully,
The faucon hath born my mak away.

He bare hym up, he bare hym down,
He bare hym into an orchard brown.

In that orchard ther was an hall,
That was hanged with purpill and pall.

And in that hall ther was a bede,
Hit was hangid with gold so rede.

And yn that bede ther lythe a knyght,
His wowndes bledyng day and nyght.

By that bedes side ther kneleth a may,
And she wepeth both nyght and day.

And by that bedes side ther stondith a ston,
"Corpus Christi" wretyn theron.

bullit1987:

The Transport of Christ to the Sepulcher - Antonio Ciseri

bullit1987:

The Transport of Christ to the Sepulcher - Antonio Ciseri

17

Apr

detailsdetales:

The Entombment, detail (c. 1612)

Peter Paul Rubens

(Source: beardier)

16

Apr

british-animals:

A swan, as you have never seen photographed before by Gerald Robinson

british-animals:

A swan, as you have never seen photographed before by Gerald Robinson

15

Apr

fun flu times.  Especially during that week at work where I could earn more hours but noooo I have to feel like my eyeballs are lava and my joints are falling apart and nausea all the time

historical-nonfiction:

The Varangians were the elite forces of the Byzantine army- much like the Praetorian Guard of ancient Rome or the Ottoman Janissaries.  They were originally made up exclusively of Vikings (which the empire had been hiring as mercenaries since the 800s), but after the Norman Conquest of England a bunch of exiled Anglo-Saxons were added to the mix.  By the 1100s there were so many English that it was commonly being referred to as the ‘Anglo-Varangian’ Guard.  As the empire declined, the Varangians also fell on hard times.  By the middle of the 1300s they had largely ceased to function and the last mention of them is in the first decade of the 1400s.

historical-nonfiction:

The Varangians were the elite forces of the Byzantine army- much like the Praetorian Guard of ancient Rome or the Ottoman Janissaries.  They were originally made up exclusively of Vikings (which the empire had been hiring as mercenaries since the 800s), but after the Norman Conquest of England a bunch of exiled Anglo-Saxons were added to the mix.  By the 1100s there were so many English that it was commonly being referred to as the ‘Anglo-Varangian’ Guard.  As the empire declined, the Varangians also fell on hard times.  By the middle of the 1300s they had largely ceased to function and the last mention of them is in the first decade of the 1400s.

(Source: jesus-san)

humansofnewyork:

"I’m waiting for her bus to come. You know those things you took for granted when you were a kid? Like going on field trips and riding the bus? All those simple things make me nervous as a parent. I’m not off my guard until she’s in my arms. If she’s five minutes late, I start to get nervous."

humansofnewyork:

"I’m waiting for her bus to come. You know those things you took for granted when you were a kid? Like going on field trips and riding the bus? All those simple things make me nervous as a parent. I’m not off my guard until she’s in my arms. If she’s five minutes late, I start to get nervous."