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A METEORITE SWORD

I like the idea of swords being forged from the ore of meteorites because you never know what kind of metal drifts in the cosmos. Such swords have been depicted in fantasy such as the Dragon Rider swords in the Eragon Series and the sword Dawn from Game of Thrones. 67 more words

PETTY KINGDOMS

I learned a great deal about both the early and late Middle Ages. Among these revelations was the fact that in the Early Middle Ages, countries such as England and Ireland were divided up into several petty kingdoms before being unified under a single banner. 52 more words

DUAL WEAPONS

While I do enjoy characters who wield a single weapon, I also like the idea of characters who wield dual weapons whether if it is two swords, a sword and some other weapon, or a sword and a dagger. 41 more words

Put not your trust in princes

Some time ago, I wrote a post about the unfortunate Danish princess Ingeborg who was sent off to France to marry Philippe Augustus and instead ended up as Philippe’s prisoner for a number of years, this after a wedding night that somehow must have been very momentous. 1,911 more words

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SUCCESSFUL MEDIEVAL BASTARDS

I had been expanding my research on monarchs from all over medieval Europe rather than just England. In the process, I discovered something fascinating. The longest reigning monarch in European history, Louis XIV of France, had at least 16 illegitimate children and legitimized several of them. 161 more words

GAME OF THRONES CONNECTIONS: AEGON VI (YOUNG GRIFF)

After much analysis, I have made some connections between Aegon VI and Henry VII. Both characters spent their lives in exile as fugitives and refugees while having questionable claims to their respective thrones. 109 more words

WRITING UPDATE: FANTASY BOOK (CHAPTER 6)

I have started the sixth chapter of my fantasy book and this will depict the leisure life of the main villain of the story. This will include his marital status, his relationship with his courtiers, and what he has for lunch. 35 more words