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  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 28 Aug 2019, 01:17
Markers are important in our lives...
Chris: They certainly are Ray
those are interesting names and ones that i would not have thought were English, Chris. i guess it would also be likely the children inherited the enmity of the Danes.
Chris: I think Swanborough is probably an English name Ayush
Well isn't that wonderful!
Chris: I found this quite by chance last week..
What a great story to etch in stone, Chris!
Chris: That is true, thank you Ginnie
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Aug 2019, 06:42
"Fight the invading Danes" ....but now I want to know who died, Chris.. or did they both survive??
Fount it!..... King Æthelred (Alfred’s elder brother) died after the Battle of Meretun and he was buried at Wimborne in Dorset. It is therefore possible that he died from wounds sustained in battle but it is also possible that he lived a little longer and died of something else. If he had died of his wounds then it may be relevant to point out that Wimborne is not very far from Martin (about 14 miles). Indeed, the Roman road known as Ackling Dyke runs past Martin on its way to Badbury Rings, which is only four miles from Wimborne.
I found this too: Quite intersting https://king-alfred.com/wp/
Chris: I think you must be English not Danish Astrid
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Aug 2019, 06:52
This was the meeting place of Hundred Moot of Swanborough in Saxon times and would have been very well known then. In A.D. 871 King Alfred and his brother Ethelred met there for an assembly of fighting men to respond to the Danes who were assailing Wessex from their base at Reading. Not knowing what the future held the brothers made their wills to provide lands for their children. The Tump, which is in the parish of Manningford Abbots, is just to the south of the Pewsey to Woodborough road and to the east of Frith Copse.

Until recently it had become neglected and overgrown with trees. As a millennium project the parish council have cleared the undergrowth, left the fine ash trees and installed a sarsen stone with a plaque commemorating the history of the Tump. Swanborough was the name of the hundred, containing several modern villages, and although in does not seem to have been used for a settlement it has given rise to the surname ‘Swanborough

It is also near the Garden Centre Great Cafe with sounds even more of interest.
Chris: We went to the garden centre before finding this, for tea and cakes
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk where the sun rises first in England
  • 28 Aug 2019, 07:33
Fascinating ....
Chris: And?
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 28 Aug 2019, 08:52
My eyes are welling up reading stories of Wessexian heroics Tiff.
Chris: I'm blubbing like a good 'un Chad
Un hommage du passe surement?
Chris: Yes indeed Claudine
What about the cakes?
Chris: Ate 'em in the garden centre beforehand..
I didn't know this, what happened in the end?
Chris: A good question Brian
It begs to ask, Did either of the brothers die?
Chris: In the end..
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 28 Aug 2019, 12:46
There you have it again. British mysticism around word usage. o me, a hundred is one more than 99 and one less than 101. To the British, it is an administrative division of land. This is where one can be a hundred, or noted as 1 = 100. The land where tea is dinner.
Chris: It gets worse, just think of cricket..
if this stone in in Wessex then my guess is that Alfred the Great won the battle against the Danes....petersmile
Chris: He defeated them Peter
Wow, there is some history! What a great find, Chris smile
Chris: Completely by chance too Martin

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