‘Offa’s Remorse’: The martyrdom of an East Anglian king

‘Finding the aforesaid head a stumbling block to the feet however, he wondered what it was, because his foot was tangled up in the head’s long golden curls. And touching it more carefully, he realised that it was the head of a decapitated man. And intuitively he realised that this was the head of someone holy, and a young man. And when his hands had been steeped in blood, and sometimes in the place where his eyes had been, he put the blood on his face. And immediately his sight was restored.’


After commemorating the 205th anniversary of the battle of Waterloo we might legitimately consider the large number of British troops remaining on active duty on the Continent and the logistics required for their care and supply as well as their eventual re-embarkation for home.

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