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Title: Additional Baskerville genealogy : a supplement to the author's Genealogy of the Baskerville family of 1912; being a miscellany of additional notes and sketches from later information, including a study of the family history in Normandy
Publisher: Richmond : W. E. Jones' Sons
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protected by earth, areas fresh as if they had been cut today. A detailed description of these rock tracings is givenin The Viking Age, where the extensive treatment of thewhole subject with numerous illustrations, will well repay acareful reading. Indeed I can not too highly recommendthis valuable book by a distinguished author, both for fasci-nating interest and valuable information. From these sources of information, the Sagas, thearchaeological finds. and the rock tracings, we may con-struct a valuable and reliable historical description of theNorsemen, and can afford to discard the unjust and unfavor-able Prankish and English chroniclers. Du Chaillu says:A study of the ancient literature and abundant archaeologyof the Xorth gives us a true picture of the character andlife of the Xorse ancestors of the English speaking peoples.* * * Our ideas regarding them have been thoroughly ;•^lI.l<^(^/ ,, ^r:y.:\ iO ■■ ■■.■:n1 II .,,ii:r.; .:: <\:i: .1 Our Norse Ancestors 13
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Beokze Plate, covered with Gold a>d Silver, belongingTO Ring Armour, Thorsbjerg find. vitiated by the earlier Prankish and English chroniclers andother monkish writings, or by the historians who have takenthese records as trustworthy authority. Of course in thislittle sketch, we can only mention very brief outlines, butwe will find that they were not savage barbarians. Sad to relate, they had not been Christianized, and werestill heathen, that is they groped after God, in their darkignorance, in a system full of error and untruth, makingseparate gods of their gross notions of the various attributesof the Great Creator, thus establishing a system of polytheism.But it was after all a groping after the truth. And it istrue that thev had not received the softening and human- •/. ••jHio tufl H Additional Baskerville Genealogy izing influences of the Gospel of Peace, and were vindictiveand cruel. But other peoples of the times v^^ere so too, andat this time, in the twentieth centur
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