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The Troublesome Time of England’s Dual King Henrys ~ Alli Templeton

Reblogged from Medieval Wanderings: Last year I wrote about the tempestuous marriage of Henry II, the first Plantagenet king of England, and his headstrong queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. Although they spent much of their relationship at loggerheads or estranged, the … Continue reading

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Circles Beyond Time: Seeking the Seer III…

They care for her needs, which are few enough… goat’s milk and berries, bread and herbs…fur for the cloak and boots she wears against the cold through the long nights of vigil by the stones. They keep their distance, coming … Continue reading

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A Holy Wander with the Haughmond Canons ~ Alli Templeton

Reblogged from Medieval Wanderings: Over the summer I’ve been trying to make up for lost time by getting out to as many medieval sites as possible to physically reconnect with the past. Last weekend I fancied a bit of an … Continue reading

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Going West: Pentre Ifan

It is a magical place. You are in no doubt of that as you walk along the path to the site. Hoary stones nestle in the hedgerow. Bluebells, those delicate woodland flowers that bloom only in spring, are blooming on … Continue reading

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Fire, Scythes and Superstition: the Medieval Harvest ~ Alli Templeton

Reblogged from Medieval Wanderings: Despite so many aspects of life virtually grinding to a halt this year, one thing I have observed advancing unaffected over these past six months is the growing crops. From vast expanses of golden wheat to … Continue reading

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Glimpses of Paranormal Warwickshire Part 4: Gaveston’s Cross and the Saxon Mill ~ SC Skillman

Reblogged from SC Skillman : This is the fourth in my series of glimpses into the subject of my new book Paranormal Warwickshire which will be published by Amberley Publishing on 15th November 2020. View of the Saxon Mill Warwick … Continue reading

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Glimpses of Paranormal Warwickshire Part 2: Warwick Castle ~ S.C. Skillman

Reblogged from SC Skillman Author: Warwick Castle view from town bridge black and white photo credit Jamie Robinson SC Skillman Paranormal Warwickshire This is the second in my series of glimpses into the subject of my new book, Paranormal Warwickshire, … Continue reading

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Glimpses of Paranormal Warwickshire Part 1: Shakespeare’s Ghosts and Spirits ~ SC Skillman

Reblogged from SC Skillman Author: This is the first of a series giving you a few tasters from my book Paranormal Warwickshire which will be released by Amberley Publishing on 15th November 2020. Paranormal Warwickshire by SC Skillman cover design. … Continue reading

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Time’s Tread ~ Na’ama Yehuda #writephoto

She could swear the old house breathed at night. That the walls spoke. It was the age of things, she thought. She’d ask, but the next door neighbors gave off a distinct air of distance and her mother was too … Continue reading

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History ~ Jane Dougherty #writephoto

For Sue Vincent’s Thursday Photo Prompt. This would have fitted in nicely with my last WIP but one. Thanks Sue. Atmospheric photo. They used to meet at Weatherall’s where there was no one to bother, his wife being dead and … Continue reading

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