950: 1066 Remembered, Guest Poet Post: “Prayer to Woden” (Rob Bayliss)

In the poem "Prayer to Woden," I imagined the narrator as being a fyrdman, perhaps a free ceorl, called up by the local thegn to join Harold’s army at Hastings in the defence of his homeland. He is a certainly not a professional warrior but is a farmer, a Christian, yet proud of his heritage, …

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950: 1066 Remembered, Guest Blog: “One Crown, Four Claimants” (G.K. Holloway)

Welcome again to our continuing remembrance of the year 1066 in this 950th anniversary year of the Battle of Hastings (October 14) and start of the Norman Conquest. Today G.K. Holloway, author of 1066: What Fates Impose, discusses the motives behind the claims of four contenders to the English throne and how they pursued these …

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Book Review: The Smoke (Tales From a Revolution: New York)

The Smoke (Tales From a Revolution: New York) by Lars D. H. Hedbor One of the things I like best about Lars D.H. Hedbor’s novels is the rotating perspectives they take on: Revolutionary stories, which I have loved hearing since childhood from my father, told from points of view history generally skips over. In The …

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950: 1066 Remembered, Book Review: The Wolf Banner

Welcome and thank you for joining us once more as we remember 1066 through the end of this 950th anniversary year. Today we have a peek at Paula Lofting's The Wolf Banner, marvelous sequel to Sons of the Wolf. In both novels we journey through pre-Conquest England with Wulfhere of Horstede toward that fateful year. …

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Journey to Zürich: Zürich Through Time and Space (Guest Post: Martha Kennedy)

Martha Kennedy is the award-winning author of Martin of Gfenn, Savior and The Brothers Path.  To be announced at a December 9 reception, the author will also receive more details of an honor awarded for her short story submissions to Letters from Hidden Lake, the literary magazine of the Alamosa Public Library. Congratulations, Martha Kennedy! Zürich Through …

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950: 1066 Remembered, Guest Blog: “Senlac Ridge” (Ian David Churchward)

Today we are so grateful to host a guest blog, with re-print of lyrics from "Senlac Ridge," by English folk singer Ian David Churchward and the Legendary Ten Seconds. The lyrics, reading like a poem, depict King Harold's race to London following his victory against the Vikings at the Battle of Stamford Bridge. His army …

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Book Review: Susanna: The Early Years

Susanna: Volume 1 - The Early Years (Book III in The Merencourt Saga) by Carol Edgerley B.R.A.G. Medallion-winning author Download a FREE copy of Susanna: Volume 1 - The Early Years between November 10-14! Available at Amazon and Amazon UK. We were first introduced to author Carol Edgerley’s French side of the family via her great …

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950: 1066 Remembered, Excerpt: Sons of the Wolf (With Giveaway)

Today as we look back on the events of the year 1066, author Paula Lofting shares with us an excerpt from her novel Sons of the Wolf, set in the years leading up to the one that would change so much. I first read this novel several years ago and recently re-read and updated my …

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