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Reviewing Saxons

Title: Horrible Histories: Smashing Saxons

Author: Terry Deary

Illustrator: Martin Brown

Pages: 139

Publisher: Scholastic Books

Summary: In this fascinating tale about the times of the Saxons, learn about Alfred the great, Offa the vicious man who cut of Athelberht’s head because he put it on a coin and Athelberht was a possible rebel. 78 more words


By Scott Bailey © 2015

This is my tithe
The part of my life
That I give to my lord
To survive

My uses are his… 94 more words


Walking the Transylvanian Zeiden Wunderkreis at Dinkelsbühl to the Sound of the Kipfelmarsch, Part 1

At the 22nd Zeiden neighborhood gathering in Dinkelsbühl (Bavaria, Germany) I could be present when the cheerful Zeiden helpers flagged up the temporary Wunderkreis (translated literally wonder circle) on 2015, June 6. 1,074 more words


Song of the Sparrow by Lisa Ann Sandell

Song of the Sparrow is responsible for my adoration of Arthurian Legend. Although set during the fabled war between King Arthur and the Saxons, King Arthur is not the star of this story; Elaine is. 128 more words

Historical Fiction is Awesome aka I love Rosemary Sutcliff

Right now I am rereading the historical fiction novel The Lantern Bearers from Rosemary Sutcliffe’s Roman Britain Trilogy. I had forgotten how much I loved it. 1,966 more words

A Conversation With Jerry II

Jerry is a great friend of mine. Born in Ostpreußen, he rode on the cattlecars west as the Russians came to burn their homes and murder all Germans. 5,010 more words