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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

06. Napoleonics

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

06. Napoleonics

Day 4

So there I was yesterday saying I don’t ache or anything and today my toes and arches have been twingeing all day! Also I never ate when I got in yesterday and only ate at about 11:30 this morning so a full 24 hour… 287 more words


Book Review - History

The Isles – Norman Davies
The English and their History – Robert Tombs

Occasionally and for amusement mainly, I blame all our current problems on Harold’s defeat in 1066 to the Normans. 699 more words


Dark Ages Slavery: Commerce vs. Religion

Every once in a while, a historical novelist comes across something that makes her realize her invention is more plausible than she originally thought.

In… 256 more words

Middle Ages