Anglo-Saxon brooch found in Kent, England, dates to about 600-700.
The ornate and colourful decoration on this brooch consists of cloisons (cells) inlaid with garnets and blue glass paste. The front is further enriched with filigree wires. The garnets themselves were possibly obtained by sea trade from India.
A brooch like this is an elaborate form of safety pin, with the pin hidden on the back of a decorative disk. Women who could afford it would wear such a brooch to close a cloak or veil over their chest. This brooch was found at the Kings Field, Faversham, Kent. This anglo-saxon cemetery is famous for the large number of extremely rich grave finds uncovered during the construction of a railway in the nineteenth century. (x)
A wonderful video to celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th birthday:
"One full day in Australia, from sunrise right through to the wee hours of the next morning, a range of Australians from all walks of life re-imagine Shakespeare’s text in new and unexpected ways. "
How do the eunuchs pee?
I was curious about the same thing and Wiki’s article on castration explains it: if the penis is removed, a tube is inserted to allow urination. If the penis remains, then they pee normally.
But do you really think the people who maimed the eunuch in Kings Landing and Theon inserted that tubing? I got the impression that they were left to die and/or suffer
No, I don’t think Ramsay was that considerate. There is always another option, a hole left where the urethra is. If the urethra was damaged then it would mean a constant leaking and risk of infection.
So I guess Theon is constantly leaking, ugh.
I can’t remember if the Unsullied are castatred or if their penis is removed, too.
/The things one discusses in this fandom, omg.