Writing updates

September Writing Update

September has flown by so quickly that it’s hard for me to believe that a whole month has nearly passed since my last update. The Northumbrian Saga is still moving along nicely in the Amazon/ Kindle store and I have had some very positive responses from readers on Amazon.uk, Goodreads and my Facebook page. So… Continue reading September Writing Update

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Historical Figure Profiles

Historical Figure Profile: Olaf the White

This is going to be a long character study so I am just going to get on with it. Olaf the White or Amlaib Konung was a Norse viking king in Ireland who is also rumoured to be the brother of Ivarr the Boneless who attacked York in 866. He is not directly involved with… Continue reading Historical Figure Profile: Olaf the White

Durham, Northumberland, Yorkshire

Where was the Kingdom of Northumbria anyway?

Over the last couple of months on the blog, I have been writing about several Kings and Archbishops (and eventually invaders) of Northumbria. I have even shared with you my journey of writing my first novel, The Northumbrian Saga. I thought then, that it was about time that I acquainted some of you who were… Continue reading Where was the Kingdom of Northumbria anyway?

Interesting Articles

The Vikings are coming to Australia!

OK, so not the real Vikings, but the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney is holding an exhibition on the History and culture of the Vikings, in conjunction with the Swedish History Museum. Nearly 500 rare artefacts will be on show at Darling Harbour, including the oldest known Scandinavian crucifix, small statuettes of norse gods,… Continue reading The Vikings are coming to Australia!

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Archaeologists find Beowulf’s Hall in Lejre

"Then glory in battle to Hrothgar was given, Waxing of war-fame, that willingly kinsmen Obeyed his bidding, till the boys grew to manhood, A numerous band. It burned in his spirit To urge his folk to found a great building, A mead-hall grander than men of the era Ever had heard of, and in it… Continue reading Archaeologists find Beowulf’s Hall in Lejre