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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

Sea wolves

First we watched a league of longships
swarm along the river Deben
heard the beat of oar in rhythm
heard the slapping of the water… 93 more words

Writing Challenges

The Wanderer

So, it’s the last Friday of the month and I’m supposed to have my Year of Important Books post ready. Whoops. Still reading the book…so we’ll get to it next month. 1,137 more words

History

Saxon silver

In or around 854 A.D. Burghred (or Burgred), King of West Mercia, gave the land that is now called Hartlebury to Aelhun, Bishop of Worcester. 208 more words

Archaeology

Thursday photo prompt #writephoto – Beyond The Door

An arabesque of animal and human forms.

Gorging and disgorging themselves and others.

Like our evolutionary special garbs are said to have done.

During our headlong career through time and space. 36 more words

Stuart France And Sue Vincent

It's not Politics - it's Personal

For years I have always believed in not bringing politics into business – there lies only danger.  But, the debate on Remaining or Leaving the EU is so much more than politics – it goes to the heart of who I am, where I come from and what I believe in. 819 more words