Risking Enchantment

"The young warrior awoke, dauntless from the dust, majesty arose, victorious and wise."

-The Descent into Hell

In this episode Chloe and Rachel discuss their love of Old English literature, along with three Old English poems on the theme of Easter: The Dream of the Rood, The Descent into Hell, and Christ II

Music: Ashton Manor by Kevin MacLeod

Hosts: Rachel Sherlock and Chloe Colla

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Works and Authors mentioned:

Tolkien & the Anglo-Saxon Heritage of Beowulf

He Descended into Hell, Called to More

A Clerk of Oxford

The Healthy Wyrdness of the the Anglo-Saxons

Some Anglo-Saxon Easter Customs

The Dream of the Rood

"The Dream of the Rood" and the Practice of Penitential Meditation

The Institute of Catholic Culture: Dream of the Rood, A Poetic Vision of the Cross of Christ

'Steadfast Cross'

The Descent into Hell

'Open wæs þæt eorðærn': the Harrowing of Hell

Christ II

Christ the Bird and the Play of Hope: An Anglo-Saxon Ascension


What We're Enjoying at the Moment:

Chloe: The radio plays of Lord Peter Wimsey

Rachel: National Theatre at Home - Treasure Island, Frankenstein



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