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NOW What would you do with 24hours in Toronto: 3rd December 2016

Being asked “how I would spend 24 hours in my favourite city” was an easy question – Tick Tock…Toronto in 24 hours the countdown has begun… 1,240 more words

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In great ambition lies destruction

On the subject of men who carry the seeds of their own destruction within, today I’d like to introduce you to Roger Mortimer. Seems apt, given that it is 686 years today since he was executed.  3,126 more words


A Fun Medieval Supplement to Warfare (Medieval Mondays #6b)

Fewer elements of medieval culture capture the modern imagination like the tournament.

Pictured as it often appears in period movies and shows, the medieval tournament calls to mind any number of the following images: 1,230 more words

Novel Writing

Medieval Times

This is sort of a traditional thing my extended family does. It’s like a great big family gathering to watch strong men swing swords at each other and then they fall over and pretend to be dead, while the audience eats delectable chicken and other food. 93 more words

In the head of a medieval knight

“In my head?” Adam de Guirande sounds amused. “You?”
“Honey, I hate to break it to you: I am in your head all the time. Or rather, if we’re going to be correct, you’re in my head all the time.” 1,608 more words


The king, his mistress, and his wife - A Castilian 14th century soap opera

Once upon a time, there was a king. A Castilian king, called Alfonso. By now, regular readers of my blog will know there are an uncountable number of Spanish kings called Alfonso – ok, not uncountable, but still, we’re talking far more than a dozen. 1,682 more words


Southern Somerset Strongholds and their Gardens

The sage enchanter Merlin’s subtle schemes;

The feats of Arthur and his knightly peers;

Of Arthur, who, to upper light restored,

With that terrific sword… 8,212 more words