"As She Sang She Combed Her Long Hair"

"As She Sang She Combed Her Long Hair"

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Baer, Trish (en.) b. 25th January 1952
Occupation: Adjunct Professor in Medieval Studies; Digital Scholarship Fellow in the Electronic Texts and Culture Lab; editor and MyNDIR-IDG (Insight Development Grant) Team Leader

Historical Persons, i.e. from Heimskringla, Saxo, sagas etc.

Ragnarr Loðbrók (non.) Ragnar Hairy-breeches (en.) The legendary hero in Ragnars saga loðbrókar whose by-name "Loðbrók" translates as "Hairy-breeches." The name was given to him because of the protective clothing he wore when he slew a linnormr that was guarding Þóra, daughter of Herruðr. Ragnar married Þóra and after after her death married Kráka, who turned out to be Aslaug.
Áslaug (non.) Aslaug (en.) The daughter of Brynhildr and Sigurðr, who was also known as Kraka when she was in hiding after the death of her parents.


Edwardian (en.)The Edwardian era began with the reign of King Edward VII, 1901 to 1910 (January 22, 1901 - 28 July, 1914). However, the era's end date is sometimes extended to the beginning of World War 1 (28 July 1914).

Source Materials:

Heroes of the Norselands (en.)The Heroes of the Norselands by Katherine F. Boult was illustrated by T. H. Robinson. The first edition was published in 1901.
Ragnars saga loðbrókar (non.)The Saga of Ragnarr Hairy-breeches (en.) The Icelandic legendary saga concerning Ragnarr, who was the son of the king of Sweden, Sigurd Ring. Ragnarr married Þóra, and after her death, he married Aslaug, who was the daughter of the valkyrie Brynhildr and the hero Sigurðr. Ragnarr met his death in a snake pit in England while trying to avenge the death of his sons.

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Boult, Katherine (en.) b. 1855
d. 1927
Nationality: English
Occupation: author, translator, musician
Katherine Boult, née Katherine Florance Barman, was the wife of the oil merchant and justice of the peace, Cedric Randal Boult, and the mother of the conductor, Sir Adrian Cedric Boult. Katherine’s poor health prevented her from following a promising career as a pianist.
Robinson, Thomas Heath (no.) b. 1869
d. 1954
Nationality: English
Occupation: illustrator
Residence: London
The son of the engraver Thomas Robinson (1838–1902), and the older brother of Charles and W. Heath, who were also illustrators