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Christ and Christiana

I looked deeper into the Yorkshire Sigsworths this morning and happened upon Christiana, daughter of yet another John, and Hannah – or was it Elizabeth? 491 more words


The Belgian Vice-Consul for Goole

A shipowner, a shipping agent, a father of five, a widower (twice), and an Englishman born in Wakefield, he rests next to George STERICKER in St Oswald’s churchyard. 398 more words


The intellectual impact of Charlemagne's coinage

One of the occasional, too occasional I think, debates in numismatics is how much the people who have used coins have understood of what’s put on them by their issuers. 948 more words


Saxons... in a nutshell.

They lived along the Baltic coast and in the area of modern Schleswig, and although the Roman historian Tacitus knew nothing of them when he wrote the… 477 more words



I have traced many of my lines back to very early times, but not my Noland line. I have quite a few books which help provide information, such as ones about the signers of the Magna Charta, the descendants of Charlemagne, etc., descendants of William the Conqueror, etc. 75 more words

Through Einhard's Eyes

I love history. The stories and people who make up our past are fascinating, but not all of it enthralls me equally. For me, my knowledge of the middle ages represents what historians used to call it, the dark ages. 573 more words

Odds & Ends

Queen Eadburh: Maligned but Not Murderous

A woman who was once a murderous queen of
the West Saxons winds up begging in the streets of Lombardy. Lovely poetic
justice, if only it were true. 912 more words

Medieval History