I love Old English
I have loved ancient Anglo-Saxon history since I was ten years old or so and I read scraps of a college textbook my mother had on her shelves. Something about the Heptarchy just swept me away with the same feeling I later found upon reading The Lord of the Rings.
Something about this whole background communicating with the present. Profound depth, romantic dazzle on the surface, and all that.
Of course, once I started reading LOTR
at age 13, I fell in love with the Old English language. ( Collapse )