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Early medieval houses in Ireland: some perspectives from archaeology, early Irish history, and experimental archaeology – Early Medieval Ireland and Beyond

Sunday 28th May 2017 Aidan O’Sullivan, Brendan O’Neill and Eileen Reilly Early medieval houses in Ireland, as elsewhere, were the places where people slept, worked on crafts, prepared and consumed … Source: Early medieval houses in Ireland: some perspectives from

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Genesis of a Novel – Part XII – Beta Edits

I sent my latest WIP, Misfortune of Vision, to 7 different beta readers for their analysis, critique and feedback. That was almost a month ago. . I’ve gotten one back. That’s pretty normal. I expect maybe 2-3 others to come

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Living The History – Beery me – a few snippets about medieval beer and ale drinking by Elizabeth Chadwick @ Elizabeth Chadwick

Beery-Me – a few snippets about medieval beer and ale drinking. Source: Living The History – Beery me – a few snippets about medieval beer and ale drinking by Elizabeth Chadwick @ Elizabeth Chadwick

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What did peasants eat? | A Writer’s Perspective

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about table manners in the fourteenth century. Participants at a feast were expected to behave in a certain way, but such good manners were not expected lower down the… Source: What did peasants

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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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Writing a True Story

It’s an odd feeling, writing about something true. I don’t mean writing an article about an event, or reporting on something in the news. I mean novelizing a story that actually happened. Whether historical fiction or a novelized memoire, it

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