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Thud and Clang!

Not about my work this week.

I was helping with making clay soldiers at  Stamford Bridge this Sunday at a living history/re enactment event celebrating the  950th anniversary of the Battle of Stamford Bridge.  161 more words

Textile Art

A New Saint for My Heroine

I had not decided I would write about Saint Wigbert until I saw this tantalizing bit in The Catholic Encyclopedia: “during an incursion of the Saxons (774) his remains were taken for safety to Büraburg.” 281 more words

Middle Ages

Roald Dahl Challenge

I have been looking forward to this event since booking it, and even before when it was just an idea! I grew up on Roald Dahl and was excited to see (and receive I guess!) the medal. 1,505 more words


The Vikings - The Christian character assassination

by marco_hanuman, the blogger

 Now, how was it with them Vikings?

  • Were they the primitive, brutal thugs who ravaged on land and at sea with long beard and horns on helmets, raping and plundering wherever they went? 
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Cornwell, Bernard. Warriors of the Storm.

NY: HarperCollins, 2016.

Cornwell has been following known history pretty closely in his excellent series about the gradual making of England in the 8th century, but there are lots of natural gaps and lulls in that history, so this ninth installment is almost entirely fictional for a change. 193 more words


Saxon grenadiers marching from Calpe Towers

A public service announcement …

In his prior post von Peter himself was more than pleased to introduce the latest five packs of Calpe Miniatures… 889 more words

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Figure and more Calpe figures

Above: Willie Apiata on patrol … care of two Good Samaritans. Click for a larger and clearer image

Many moons ago Empress Miniatures had a kick starter or some such similar ‘thing’. 1,186 more words

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