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The History Girls: Corhampton Church – a Saxon gem in Provincia Meanwarorum

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Who wears the pants? |

I went on a search to find out when fall fastenings on men’s trousers gave way to fly fastenings and fell down a lovely research rabbit hole. How did it come about that men wore trousers and … Source: Who

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Fairs and Markets

Even people who lived in the countryside in the fourteenth century were not always self-sufficient in food. Many tenants preferred to grow crops for money, rather than grow everything that they nee… Source: Fairs and Markets

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Living The History – NAMING NAMES – a 13th century Primary source @ Elizabeth Chadwick

naming names Source: Living The History – NAMING NAMES – a 13th century Primary source @ Elizabeth Chadwick

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An African Abbot in Anglo-Saxon England – Medieval manuscripts blog

Source: An African Abbot in Anglo-Saxon England – Medieval manuscripts blog

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Bede’s World reborn

The Venerable Bede was an English monk who spent almost his whole life at the dual monastery of Wearmouth-Jarrow in the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Northumbria. He wrote about the evolution of early Eng… Source: Bede’s World reborn

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My Locations at the DragonCon Art Show

Labor Day Weekend is Nerdigras in Atlanta, Georgia! 80,000+ geeks and sundry nerds descend upon 5 downtown Atlanta hotels and have a geekfest. I will, as always, have my beaded jewelry and photoprints at the Dragoncon Art Show, located in the Hyatt, two

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Posted in Art, Jewelry, Photography

English Historical Fiction Authors: The Christians Are Coming! (The islands of Iona and Lindisfarne)

Source: English Historical Fiction Authors: The Christians Are Coming! (The islands of Iona and Lindisfarne)

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Holloways: Roads Tunneled into the Earth by Time | Atlas Obscura

Source: Holloways: Roads Tunneled into the Earth by Time | Atlas Obscura

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The Anglo-Saxon Monk: Blog – The Anglo-Saxon Monk

The Anglo-Saxon Monk lingers over the laundry duties of a medieval priory and discovers more than just soap and wat er Source: The Anglo-Saxon Monk: Blog – The Anglo-Saxon Monk

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A Tour to Kent — kisstortaliving

While London has endless attractions to offer, we thought it would be nice to take a day trip out of the city, and visit southeast England, more specifically, the county of Kent. We booked a tour through Golden Tours, and

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British Atlantis: archaeologists begin exploring lost world of Doggerland – Telegraph

Archaeologists at the University of Bradford will be taking deep sea core samples to find the DNA of Doggerland to reconstruct the environment Source: British Atlantis: archaeologists begin exploring lost world of Doggerland – Telegraph

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Maps of Britain and Ireland’s ancient tribes, kingdoms and DNA

I found this absolutely fascinating. I’ve always loved maps, and this is the first time I’ve found a succession of maps showing the differing tribes of the isles throughout time in such a clear progression. At the bottom are some

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How Unrecognizable Was The English Language Just 300 Years Ago? – The Writer’s Circle

It\’s like English for time-travelers. Source: How Unrecognizable Was The English Language Just 300 Years Ago? – The Writer’s Circle

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New Review for Better To Have Loved!

Long and Short Reviews was kind enough to review my book, Better To Have Loved, today. This is part of a Review Tour with Goddess Fish. Stay tuned for more stops!     “An interesting tale. This story is told

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Better To Have Loved is on tour!

Better To Have Loved is on tour! Goddess Fish has arranged a Review Tour starting on Monday, May 31st. Come by the blogs and have a look!   May 31: Long and Short Reviews    June 7: LibriAmoriMiei    June

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The dark side of the Anglo-Saxons | History Extra

The new film adaptation of The Hobbit will no doubt reinforce the widely held image of Anglo-Saxon England as a lost rural idyll. Yet, says Ryan Lavelle, the reality was far less cuddly, blighted by s Source: The dark side

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Interview with Ellie Gray, author of Beauty and the Recluse

Today I am interviewing Ellie Gray. She is the author of Beauty and the Recluse. Come join us!       Following the recent death of her father, and in need of both a job and somewhere to live, Kiya

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Stone Circles

Everyone loves a mystery, right? And what is more mysterious than a 5,000 year old structure, built by our neolithic ancestors? There are hundreds of stone circles, cairns, standing stones and structures around. Most are in Northern Europe, but they

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Jervaulx – the Forgotten Abbey

The Forgotten Abbey   Yorkshire is lush with ruined abbeys, golden bones left over from Henry VIII’s rampage across the religious landscape of England.  Nestled among it’s rolling dales you can find Fountains Abbey, Rievaulx Abbey, Bolton Abbey, Ripon Abbey,

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