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    Princess Ætfrit of Yr Ymerodreath Ynysoedd yr Haul

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  1. I knew this story all to well as a Såeominian Priestess it had been told to me and it wasn't one for over zeoluse religiouce people. But it was my job to council and so I did. "You're Highneses..this story, I have been tought it during ny time as Priestess is rather shocking for those with fervent Religiouce thoughts and feelings as to the creation of man, here on Baldur. Many things tought to us are regarded by us as Myths but non the less often seen as true and thus believed so. We must be forgiving and regard her age she might have forgotten that this story should only be revealed to priests wich both of you're higneses are but many here not." I bended over to the Emperor so only he and the queen could hear my councel... "If you and the queen want to know...ask her to come sit between you so the others won't hear.. We don't want a religiouce rowe at our hands..and that could be the case!."
  2. Man sayes to his colegue: "What will you show me if I show you a true miracle." This colegue wastes no time thinking : "I"ll show you a honest poletician in return."
  3. In the name of Dún Gail Dara, I signal to be interrested in this offer to. It must be clear that next to the Emperor's one I need also the aproval of Her Grace Aoife Queen of Dún Gail Dara. I will option for land in those terr given to Stormark last spring, a part of the north of Nej Ynnis Wythyn. It would look like this: Now this may appear large but it isn't realy that large 9.680sqkm on the basmap. I have turned to the Mabinogion to find a fitting name and found Rhiannon if converted to a lands name Rhianwn mawr springst to mind or Penn Rhianwn. If one looks to France of ancient we find Armorica and the famouce Wesh king Ambrosius and Maxen Wleddeg , a name like Kymru Ambrwsys would be an opion as well.
  4. In the case of Conchita ,keep the Cat's indoors for I have been told she is a Xenomorph half Human half Mouse.." Pointed at the sky . "There..she comes see the blue and green lights from Sliepnirr.. "
  5. And an other piece of text.. 1. Early lifeTostig was born the third child of Godwin, Earl of Wessex and Kent, and Gytha Thorkelsdóttir. In 1051, he married Judith, the daughter of Count Baldwin IV, half-sister of Baldwin V of Flanders, and aunt of Matilda who married William the Conqueror. This made him William's uncle-in-law. 2. EarldomThat same year, 1051, Tostig and his father were banished from England to which they forcefully returned in 1052. Three years later in 1055, Tostig became the Earl of Northumbria upon the death of Earl Siward. Tostig appears to have governed in Northumbria with some difficulty. He was never popular with the Northumbrian ruling class, a mix of Danish invaders,and Anglo Saxon survivors of the last Norse invasion. The reasons for this are not clear. Tostig was known to have taken a heavy hand against those who resisted his rule, including the murder of several scions of Northumbrian families. The reasons for this resistance include frequent absences at the court of King Edward in the south, and possibly a lack of leadership against the Scots, voracious raiders, whose king was a personal friend of Tostig. This was a Catch-22 situation, however; Tostig's unpopularity made it difficult to raise local levies to combat the Scots. He resorted to using a strong force of Danish mercenaries (housecarles) as his main force, an expensive and resented policy (the housecarle's leaders were later slaughtered by rebels). Local biases probably also played a part. Tostig was of the south of England, a distinctly different culture from the north, which had not bent its head to a southern earl in many lifetimes. In 1063, still immersed in the confused local politics of Northumbria, his popularity apparently plummeted to a new and dangerous level. Many of the inhabitants of Northumbria were Danes, who had enjoyed lesser taxation than in other parts of England. Yet the wars in Wales, of which Tostig's constituents were principle beneficiaries, needed paying for. Tostig had been a major commander in these wars attacking in the North whilst his brother Harold marched up from the South. In late 1063 or early 1064 Tostig had Gamal, son of Orm and Ulf, son of Dolfin, assassinated when they visited him under safe conduct. [1] Also, the Vita Edwardi, otherwise sympathetic to Tostig, states that he had 'repressed [the Northumbrians] with the heavy yoke of his rule'. This may refer to any or all of the situations discussed above. On 3 October 1065 the thegns of Yorkshire and the rest of Yorkshire descended on York and occupied the city. They killed Tostig's officials and supporters, then declared Tostig outlawed for his unlawful action and sent for Morcar, younger brother of Edwin, Earl of Mercia. The Northern rebels marched south to press their case with King Edward. They were joined at Northampton by Earl Edwin and his forces. There they were met by Earl Harold, who came to negotiate and did not bring his forces. He had been sent by King Edward to open negotiations with the rebels. After Harold had spoken with the rebels at Northampton, he realised that Tostig would not be able to retain Northumbria. When he returned to Oxford where the royal council was to meet on 28 October, he had probably already made up his mind. Harold persuaded the King to agree to the demands of the rebels. Tostig was outlawed a short time later, possibly early in November, because he refused to accept his deposition as commanded by Edward. This led to the fatal confrontation and enmity between the Godwinsons. (there is an interesting side story to this: at a meeting of the King and his council, Tostig publicly accused Harold of fomenting the rebellion, truly an outrageous claim to make, unless there was a grain of truth. Harold certainly rid himself of a troublesome and ambitious brother, one who had the ear of the King, and who may have been angling for the throne. Also, Harold was keen to unify England in the face of the grave threat from William of Normandy, who openly declared his intention to take the English throne. Perhaps Harold sold out his unpopular brother to ensure peace and support. Tostig certainly thought so. Tostig then took ship with his family and some loyal thegns and took refuge with his father-in-law, Count Baldwin IV. He even attempted to form an alliance with William who himself claimed the throne of England. Baldwin provided him with a fleet and he landed in the Isle of Wight in May 1066 where he collected money and provisions, and he raided the coast as far as Sandwich. King Harold called out land and naval forces and Tostig retreated. He moved north and after an unsuccessful attempt to get his brother Gyrth to join him he raided Norfolk and Lincolnshire. The earls Edwin and Morcar defeated him decisively, and deserted by his men, he fled to his sworn brother, King Malcolm III of Scotland. Tostig spent the summer of 1066 in Scotland. He made contact in some way with King Harald III Hardrada of Norway and persuaded him to invade England. One of the sagas claims that he sailed for Norway, and greatly impressed the Norwegian King and his court, managing to sway a decidedly unenthusiastic Harald, who had just concluded a long and inconclusive war with Denmark,into raising a levy to take the throne of England. With Hardrada's aid, Tostig sailed up the Humber and defeated Earls Morcar and Edwin at Gate Fulford. Hardrada's army invaded York, taking hostages after a peaceful surrender, and likely agreed with the local inhabitants to gather commandeered supplies at Stamford Bridge, near York, a conveniently central spot, well fed by streams and roads. It was here that Harold Godwinson, now King of England, racing northward with an English army from London, found Totsig and about 6,000 of his men, basking in the sun and awaiting supplies. The Norwegians, and the Flemish mercenaries hired by Tostig, were largely without armor and carried only personal weapons. The day was very hot and no resistance was expected. The remainder of the 11,000 man force remained guarding the Norse ships, beached miles away at Riccall. After a brief meeting of the two kings, where Harald refused to surrender, and Tostig to abandon him, a long battle ensued. Despite making a brave stand, and reinforced late in the day by a desperate, sweating column from Riccall, the Norwegians suffered a complete and utter defeat. Fewer than twenty of the three hundred Norwegian ships returned home. King Harald of Norway died there, as did Tostig Godwinson.
  6. Tostig Godwinson the brother of the last Anglosaxon king Harald II Godwinson. This shady and mystifayed prince should be pooled int the light.. Now HERE is a official text but ...what of it is truth and what isn't .. Born around the year 1025, Tostig was the third son of the power Earl Godwin and the younger brother to the future King Harold. For most of his early life, he lived in the shadow of his two older brothers. In 1051, he married Judith the daughter of Count Baldwin IV of Flanders, which cemented an already powerful alliance between the two families. In 1055, when Earl Siward died, King Edward named Tostig the Earl of Northumbria, Northamptonshire and Huntingdonshire. The most important of these was Northumbria, which at the time was a lawless domain, ruled by bandits and robbers. With the backing of his powerful family, Tostig was able to impose new laws and round up the outlaws that had plagued0 the country. It was a great achievement, and set up Tostig as one of England's most capable leaders. It is unfortunate that there is no chronicle of Tostig and that his story can only be pieced together from a variety of sources concerned with other men and other affairs, because sometime around the year 1060, something happened to Tostig. We'll never know what, and it is pointless to speculate, but something caused this rising star of English politics to completely come apart. We know that in the early years of that decade, his rulership over his Earldom became increasingly brutal and irrational. In 1064 Tostig had a meeting with two of his most important Thegns, an old English term for minor nobility on par with a knight. At the meeting, Tostig had the men arrested and executed. Such an action was not only violent, but against English common law, which stated the men were under the Earl's protection at the meeting and should not be harmed. Later that same year, Tostig had another of his important Thegns assassinated. Northumbria had had enough. In 1065, 200 Senior Thegns met in York and declared they would no longer serve under Tostig. They chose Morcar, the son of a house opposed to the Godwinsons, as their new leader. When King Edward the Confessor learned of the uprising, he sent Harold Godwinson to deal with the situation. Harold sensed that England could be on the brink of Civil War and rode to the scene of the rebellion without the military force the King had suggested. Harold met with the leaders of the rebellion, and, deciding against his own brother, confirmed Morcar as Earl of Northumbria. Tostig was declared an outlaw and fled the country. Tostig went to live with his wife's family in Flanders, and likely could have lived out his life in wealth and comfort. It was not to be. For the next year, Tostig would seek out a way to extract revenge on his brother and those that had forced him out. When he heard of the death of King Edward, Tostig went to Normandy and met with Duke William, offering him his help in invading England. Although William agreed, Tostig was unable to wait for William to gather his forces. Tostig took his own small army and attacked the North of England, only to be defeated by Earl Morcar and the Northumbrians. Next, Tostig sailed to Denmark and tried to convince King Sweyn to attack England. When Sweyn declined, Tostig sailed for Norway. Here he convinced King Harald Hardrada to make a bid for the English Crown. Together, the two decided on a plan. Tostig sailed for Scotland and gathered an army of Scots, Flemmish, and mercenaries. Meanwhile, Harald Hardrada gathered his own forces. In late 1066, the two armies met on English soil and launched their attack against England. The rest of the story is told in my article about Fulford Gate and Stamford Bridge.
  7. Leaving poor me with the "X"..no problem. Stormark is in no way Xenofobiouse..
  8. Though late, my congratulations wishes are never the less sencire. Many happy returns of the day Sir Polten.
  9. If you fly home to Stormark and look out of the window you will see this.. *ang. awaiting the larger one..*
  10. One of these day's the Chieff Iusticar of Baldur comes to Stormark with news from Baldur and a few other things. I express the hope that the Emperor will recieve her here in a open audience for what she has to say consideres all of Stormark. And be at easy there are no ill tidings.
  11. Why? As long as it's done respectfully, and meant to help and not to embarrass, I don't see the problem. Certainly, if it's something one can't manage to phrase in a respectful way - well, probably it shouldn't be said at all, but I think you're overreacting a bit. Certainly, things could get out of hand if not done with tact, but I think you're going a bit far and painting with a broad brush. Suggesting that Germans are in particular susceptible to attacking is much more offensive, in my opinion, than a post trying to helpfully correct someone's grammar. The point is avoiding is far preferable over mending afterworth. I know German I can write and read it quite well. I am not anti German but if one reads the text's in the links no further need of prove must be given . If Germans think my way of putting it is offensive then there is all the place in the world to prove me wrong. And of course my statement is to see as "in general"meaning, and there are... that there are a lot of Germans who do not do such things.
  12. I never ever got a "A" in ,well ,annything! But I am working on it!! ,takes another wel into 7month
  13. No it isn't. Princes Viktoria of Nøresund became Countes of Nik Viktoriäsä in the new Såeominian terratory of Kolmesfjørdener. Count Chun Dao of Bananaworld became count of Angemarlænderne on the new terratory Troyes lys in Såeominen.
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