Tag Archives: Castles

Priest of the Sun III – (A Thousand Miles of History)

Maiden Castle – Dorchester * … “Whither goest thou, Priest of the Sun?” “I go hence to the High Place for the soul is in need.” “What is that need?” “The need is Light.” “And what will you give for … Continue reading

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Cheese and Compost, anyone? ~ Alli Templeton

Reblogged from Medieval Wanderings: My fire pit and medieval cookware turned up just in time for some nice weather last weekend, so I couldn’t wait to set it all up and have a go. I’ve got two books on medieval … Continue reading

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Priest of the Sun… (A Thousand Miles of History)

Cadbury Castle * ‘…Reality is now shimmering in the heat as the air sparkles and I remember that King Arthur sleeps beneath the hill of Camelot like a child in a giant’s womb… ready to wake in the hour of … Continue reading

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Ember Days and Genteel Ways: Dinner at the Castle ~ Alli Templeton

Reblogged from Medieval Wanderings: I’ve been doing a lot of cooking recently, and looking back at my past medieval adventures has got me thinking about medieval food and castle mealtimes. So by way of connecting with my beloved Middle Ages … Continue reading

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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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