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Norse Origins of English Language Explored at JORVIK Viking Festival

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How many words in the English dictionary originated in Old Norse?

The Norse origins of some of the most common words in the English language will be explored at a lecture taking place as part of this year’s JORVIK Viking Festival – revealing some surprising words that have their origins in the language of the Vikings, from ‘them’ and ‘their’ to ‘egg’ and ‘window’! In the […]

Nottinghamshire Robin Hood Festival 2015

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Robin Hood will resume his battle with arch-enemy the Sheriff of Nottingham at historic Sherwood Forest this summer! Nottinghamshire County Council is preparing to host the 31st annual Robin Hood Festival which will take place at Sherwood Forest Country Park, near Edwinstowe, from August 3 to 9. The annual festival is a week-long celebration of […]

This Years JORVIK Medieval Festival Promises to be full of historic treats

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27 venues, an army of experts, re-enactors and interpreters and nearly 1000 years of history will feature in this year’s blockbusting JORVIK Medieval Festival, taking place throughout August at venues from York’s city bars and Hornsea’s St Nicholas church, to Knaresborough Castle and Selby Abbey. “When most people think ‘medieval’, the immediate thought is of […]