Unrecognised Martyrs: Red The Strong A Pagan’s Year (Stubborn Sod, The Headpoke And Firewedding, Ghost Holiday) A creative exploration of sources used to create my poetry series, featuring the cracking art of Marcel Herms.


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Stubborn Sod Red The Strong


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Red the Strong


History is written by the victors so the cliché goes. Probably due to my own ignorance, but I never considered that along with Christian Martyrs, whom I was brought up with tales of their violent deaths, there would be pagan martyrs with equally gory deaths. There is something in this about absolute faith. Adherence to a vow, a promise not to give in no matter how much torture is endured. Foolishness or bravery is for you to decide.

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