Tag Archives: Castles

Power, Prisoners and Parties at Criccieth Castle ~ Alli Templeton

Reblogged from Medieval Wanderings: In the Epilogue of my Welsh Quest, I mentioned that we might find another couple of castles to visit during the rest of our stay in North Wales. And believe it or not, we did. But … Continue reading

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Only a Horse and a Sword ~ Steve Tanham

We become habitual in our thinking. It’s a good idea (and fun) to play little games with our mind to help us look at things differently. One of these is to look at things in a ‘zero-sum’ way: that is, … Continue reading

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The Eve of a Quest and Episode One ~ Alli Templeton

A week ago, Alli Templeton set off on a quest to discover the medieval castles of Wales. Every day she has been sharing the stories behind their building and the history of the warring princes. This is the first episode … Continue reading

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The Pain of Becoming a Knight ~ Alli Templeton

Reblogged from Medieval Wanderings: The medieval knight is one of the most enduring and iconic figures of history. These men of steel, clad in gleaming armour, lance in hand and mounted on their magnificent steeds are one of the defining … Continue reading

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Building a castle of dreams…

My younger son called to tell me he was off work, if I wanted to bob round. He has taken a few days off to look after the girls and their Mum, who is recovering from surgery. “You can come … Continue reading

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Edward and Eleanor: a royal love story set in stone ~ Alli Templeton

Reblogged from Medieval Wanderings: A royal wedding in medieval times was all about sealing alliances and striking political deals, so emotional entanglements didn’t usually enter the equation. Consequently, it was common for husbands in royal and elite circles to play … Continue reading

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Loyalty and Betrayal at Old Sarum ~ Alli Templeton

Reblogged from Medieval Wanderings: With my Low Castles warning light flickering again, this weekend meant seeking out some castle therapy. Old Sarum is unique. Its ruins crown the summit of an Iron Age hillfort in the rolling Wiltshire countryside near … Continue reading

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Why not?

One of the joys of working with the Silent Eye is the people you get to meet. Not all of them are part of the School; most follow their own Paths, which, though they may run in the same general … Continue reading

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A Wooded-Isle…

* Brother-Wizard and Brother-Warrior immediately set out for the sea-shore. There, moored at the mouth of a natural cave in the cliffs, bobbed a coracle. They both clambered aboard… * …The King of Castle-Hill took the magic halter to the … Continue reading

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A Red-Haired Boy…

* … The king immediately ordered a tower be built on a densely wooded isle off the coast of his lands and had his daughter put in the tower away from all danger. Nine home-steads about the foot of the … Continue reading

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