Here's an update on the Song of the Wildlands Project in which the other Monk has been involved, as the writer of the Old English words for the choral sections of the record.
Crime Records has released an official lyric video of the dramatic Dragon Fire. You can sing along with Beowulf and also the Wildland Warriors choir as they belt out the Old English bewailing of the flames.
If you can work out the meaning of what the Wildland Warriors are singing, let me know in the comments, and I will offer you an extra prayer.
You will find below my YouTube interview with historical novelist Patricia Bracewell.
We not only talk about her motivations for writing her 'Emma of Normandy trilogy' and the difficulties of writing a story from patchy history records, but we dive into the problematic world of eleventh-century names for a twenty-first-century readership.
How do you pronounce Ælfgifu? How do you spell the king's name: is Ethelred right? What allowances does Patricia make for her audience?
You can let me know what you think of the interview here or on my YouTube channel, to which I know you are just itching to subscribe.
May you be blessed!