Save the Whithorn Trust

English: Archaeological dig, Whithorn Priory T...

English: Archaeological dig, Whithorn Priory The skeletons being unearthed were thought to be from about 1250 but it was going to take much more research to date them accurately. This was in 1990. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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


Happy St Bede’s Day

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 Research Project

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