After Midsummer

7QMJulyIn my last posting on the Anglo-Saxon months I reported that June was known as Ærra Liða Before (‘Ere’) Midsummer, so – surprise, surprise, July is Æftera Līþa, or After Midsummer.It was a time of the year also called Mædmonaþ, or Meadow Month, when peasants were busy tending and getting ready to harvest the grain crops. (The modern name of July is of Roman origin, named after Julius Caesar.)


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