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Vortigern and the Mead Goggles: A Sobering Tale ~ Alli Templeton

Reblogged from Medieval Wanderings: While young Sticky Rogers sleepily transforms into something magical all tucked up in his comfy nest in the pantry, I’ve been learning all about the worlds’ oldest alcoholic beverage. The story of mead stretches back for … 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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Beautiful Beddgelert and its Faithful Hound ~ Alli Templeton

Reblogged from Medieval Wanderings: During our extended stay in North Wales after the Quest, we went for a comparatively short stroll around the beautiful village of Beddgelert. Sitting snugly among the mountains of Snowdonia, this quaint little place offers some … 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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A Walk Among the Dark Age Spirits ~ Alli Templeton

Reblogged from Medieval Wanderings: With my big exam finally behind me, last weekend I was in dire need of some fresh air and a good walk. So with a gap in the seemingly endless rains, we took the opportunity of … Continue reading

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Wandering back in time – through a real medieval village ~ Alli Templeton

Reblogged from Medieval Wanderings: Writing about Easter in the Middle Ages has got me thinking about village life back then. It’s harder to pin down the lives of ordinary medieval people because they left little of themselves behind. I’ve walked … 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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Return From Whence Thou Came… ~ Jim #writephoto

I offer up this blade, back to the god from which it came Embark the age of which mankind’s damnation grows From men who molten stone to steel Continue reading at MHaiku Poetry

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