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Curiosities In Churches & Churchyards: Their Bizarre Legends & Weird Folklore

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    In this talk we will explore some of the different ways you might come across Vikings while visiting English medieval churches. Today we might think of the Vikings mostly as raiders and pillagers of churches, but the real story is more complex than that: there are also churches across England whi...

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