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One of the characters in my books who has been very well-received is Mordecai, a surgeon who begins as an antagonist and turns into Elisha’s mentor. But his presence in this world at all needs a little explanation. . .you … Continue reading
As I set out from my home to do battle, once again, with the forces of Winter, I mused upon my recent reading, a historical novel, which, in part, depicted battles between Mongols and the knights of the European High … Continue reading
Hereward the Wake, ‘Last of the English’ by Charles Kingsley My rating: 5 of 5 stars A marvelous adventure story with a medieval setting about the legendary hero of England. I picked up the new Audible edition, read by the … Continue reading
Like many American and European historical enthusiasts, especially those brought into the Medieval fold by way of fantasy literature, my immediate focus tends to be on the history of Europe. We love the castles, the kings, the knights, the tales … Continue reading
Recently, I had the opportunity to visit a nice exhibit of Japanese arms and armor. Toward the end of the exhibit hung two very elegant matchlock guns dating to the Edo period (the 17th century). A small accompanying sign stated … Continue reading
There are a number of timelines of handguns on-line, but most have only a single date for the 14th century (and not even the dates listed by the others). Then I found this one, by the Medieval Combat Society. Good … Continue reading
One thing that pisses me off about museums and historical sites is when they don’t have any documentation of the truly unique aspects of their collection. No catalogs, monographs, research or historical books in a gift store filled with stuff for … Continue reading
Medieval alchemy, chemistry related technology and random things distilled from books and artefacts
By Nadine Korte, History Teacher and Huge History Nerd
Beautiful photos of hiking and other outdoor adventures.
Movie reviews for people who don't have time for movie reviews
medical humanities + social justice
A writer, a dentist, a pianist, the sole survivor of Hiroshima, the true architecture of the Trojan horse and the academic adviser for Harry Potter :)
Exploring Early Medieval Landscapes
An amateur's blog about Medieval history, books, etc.