Ancient hand grenade from the Crusades

Not sure how I missed this story back in August. A centuries-old hand grenade that may date back to the time of the crusaders is among a host of treasures retrieved from the sea in Israel. The metal artifacts, some of which are more than 3,500 years old, were found over a period of years Read more about Ancient hand grenade from the Crusades[…]

600 year old medieval sword discovered

This is an older article from the beginning of the year I ran across recently. From Alehorn: A perfectly balanced Medieval Broadsword went missing in 1943 without a trace, and has evaded enthusiasts and academics for nearly a century. Finally, it’s been found – in a Texas restaurant. The Harriet Dean sword is one of Read more about 600 year old medieval sword discovered[…]

Six famous viking leaders

From History.com: The Viking Age, from the late-eighth century to the 11th century, produced pioneering explorers such as Erik the Red, who founded Greenland’s first Norse settlement, along with powerful kings such as Cnut the Great, who ruled a vast empire in northern Europe. The six Norsemen listed in the article are as follows: Rollo Read more about Six famous viking leaders[…]

Henry VIII’s restored flagship open to public

From History.com: After 34 years, one of the most extensive conservation projects in history has come to a close as the salvaged remains of Mary Rose have been placed on full public display. For the first time visitors to the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth, England, will have unobstructed views of the flagship of King Read more about Henry VIII’s restored flagship open to public[…]

Write On by Kindle

A friend of mine recently introduced me to Write On by Kindle. It’s an Amazon sponsored writing community where writers openly share their writing projects, and readers provide feedback. I just signed up yesterday and posted the first chapter of my novel. From the little I’ve perused thus far, the quality of writing and feedback seems Read more about Write On by Kindle[…]