The Whithorn Trust has set up a petition of support in the hope of being granted funding for their archaeological, historical and other research ventures that they provide for the Whithorn area and South-Western Scotland in general. Continue reading
That’s right everyone, 1,278 years ago today the man known as ‘The father of English history’ died in the monastery of Jarrow, Durham (although at the time it was in Northumberland as the shire of Durham did not yet exist).
Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland (UK) has a very special significance to me and my novel, The Northumbrian Saga. It is the seat of power for King Osbert, Aethelwin’s Uncle, and later becomes the seat of power for her brother and … Continue reading
A strange thing hangs by a man’s thigh, hidden by a garment. It has a hole in its head. It is still and strong and its firm bearing reaps a reward. When the man hitches his clothing high above his … Continue reading