Historical Figure Profiles

Historical Figure Profile: King Egbert of Northumbria (York)

Concerning the history of Northumbria and its leaders from 867 until the end of the 9th century, the facts are a lot leaner when compared to previous Kings. From the death of King Aelle and Osbert until 875, the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle and the Chronicle of Florence of Worcester only go as far as saying that… Continue reading Historical Figure Profile: King Egbert of Northumbria (York)

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The Northumbrian Saga, Writing updates

The Northumbrian Saga Cover

This is it! The Cover for my first novel, The Northumbrian Saga. What does everyone think? I absolutely loved it when it was finally finished, but now it is getting closer to the time when I will finally be launching my baby into the water, I am getting cold feet. And not just about the… Continue reading The Northumbrian Saga Cover

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Death of Lodbrok, According to Roger of Wendover

This is an interesting version of Ragnar Lodbrok’s death I found in Roger of Wendover’s Flores Historiarum from the 13th century. Traditionally, the story goes that after coming to the Northumbrian court, Lodbrok is thrown into a pit of vipers by King Aelle, resulting in his children attacking York years later in revenge. Rodger of… Continue reading Death of Lodbrok, According to Roger of Wendover

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Revealing York Minster

York Minster has been undergoing a bit of an update recently, thanks to the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund in the UK. As part of this 5 year revamp, a new exhibition has been opened which has me green with envy. Perhaps I should start saving again for another trip to the UK. The… Continue reading Revealing York Minster