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On Mon, 19 Feb 2001 22:05:18 +0000, [log in to unmask] wrote:

>Corrections to my previous post in this thread :
>
>For "Slaves" read "Slavs" no insult intended, genuine typo -- sorry!
>(sounds like 1066 And All That, 'for sausages read hostages ...')

My favorite standard history reference.

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>So could the Dog's Grave have begun as a spoof on the sort of poems
>composed in praise of fallen heros? Someone perhaps who died raiding
>cattle (meat) from the neighbouring clann?
>
>Partly tongue-ino-cheek, but many a true word is spoken in jest.
>
>Keith

You mean a "1066" style version of "Tain Bo' Cuailge" (or however it's
spelled!)

Jeff