Blog Archives

The History Girls: IF IT’S CHRISTMAS IT MUST BE CHINON… the festive season itinerary for Henry II

Source: The History Girls: IF IT’S CHRISTMAS IT MUST BE CHINON… the festive season itinerary for Henry II Advertisements

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in History

Scribal complaints: Early medieval English copyists and their colophons « Dutch Anglo-Saxonist

“God helpe minum handum” – God help my hands. Making manuscripts was hard work, as these early medieval English colophons reveal. Source: Scribal complaints: Early medieval English copyists and their colophons « Dutch Anglo-Saxonist

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in History, Writing

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

Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in History, Travel

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

Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in History

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

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

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in History, pagan, Travel

English magic: how folklore haunts the British landscape

The Land of the Green Man by Carolyne Larrington shows how supernatural stories can help us understand reality. Source: English magic: how folklore haunts the British landscape

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in History, pagan

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

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in History, pagan, Travel

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

Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in History, Writing

10 Fascinating Mythological Creatures Of The British Isles – Listverse

The British Isles are a handful of islands that make up the Isle of Great Britain, the Island of Ireland, and a host of smaller islands in that vicinity (I Source: 10 Fascinating Mythological Creatures Of The British Isles –

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in History, pagan

The Easter Rising 100 years on | CULTURE FLAWS

This article was originally published on EUI Times here Myth and memory are the foundation stones of the modern Irish state, with Irish national identity resting on the enduring power of pas… Source: The Easter Rising 100 years on |

Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in History

Trip to Toronto!

I had been to Toronto before, but I don’t remember it. I’m certain I had, as our family went up to a cabin on a lake in Ontario every year. We would drive up from Dearborn, MI, through the Windsor

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Art, History, Travel, Writing

The Easter Rising 1916 (real footage of aftermath) – YouTube

Easter 1916. The Irish rose against the English in a small rebellion that rocked the country, and resulted in their independence.  

Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in History

What Victorian Women Didn’t Do… Much!

Interesting article on what Victorian women didn’t do much, despite our pre-conceptions. Author: Elizabeth Dunn. http://www.history.com/news/history-lists/5-things-victorian-women-didnt-do-much **************** Don’t miss information on Celtic myth and history, as well as practical travel planning tips, and hidden places, in my travel books. –

Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in History, Writing

Historical Movies and Shows (mostly)

Over the years, I have watched many TV shows and movies that were historical, or at least loosely based on historical plots and themes. Some are very accurate, some, much less so!  However, I’ve compiled a list, with brief explanations of

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in History
Follow me on Bookbub!
FOLLOW ME ON BOOKBUB!
Categories

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 9,220 other followers

Follow Christy Jackson Nicholas, Author and Artist on WordPress.com