Gildas

St. Gildas was a monk who chronicled the history of the British isles from the time near the end of the Roman era to the coming of the Saxons. He lived approximately from 500 – 570 AD. His most famous work is the De Excidio et Conquestu Britanniae (On the Ruin of Britain). It is an important piece Read more about Gildas[…]

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Britain Begins by Barry Cunliffe

Britain Begins by Barry Cunliffe Paperback: 568 pages Publisher: Oxford University Press; Reprint edition (January 1, 2014) ISBN-10: 0199679452 Product Description: The last Ice Age, which came to an end about 12,000 years ago, swept the bands of hunter gatherers from the face of the land that was to become Britain and Ireland, but as Read more about Britain Begins by Barry Cunliffe[…]

Cast Set for BBC & Carnival’s ‘Game Of Thrones’-Style epic ‘The Last Kingdom’

I’m excited by this. Bernard Cornwell’s Saxon Series is one of my favorite historical fiction series. The Last Kingdom is the first installment. Other books in the series include: The Pale Horseman, The Lords of the North, Sword Song, The Burning Land, Death of Kings, and The Pagan Lord. An international cast has been firmed Read more about Cast Set for BBC & Carnival’s ‘Game Of Thrones’-Style epic ‘The Last Kingdom’[…]

Medieval palace uncovered in England

From Fox News: A prehistoric fortress is home to a much later structure: what may be one of the biggest medieval palaces ever discovered, one whose remnants remain buried beneath the ground. The site in southern England is surrounded by huge earthworks that date to the Iron Age. Researchers used ground-penetrating radar and other technology Read more about Medieval palace uncovered in England[…]

Review of Stormbird (Wars of the Roses) by Conn Iggulden

There is no romance at the heart of war. Conn Iggulden captures this sentiment perfectly in his latest novel, Stormbird (Wars of the Roses). The medieval period is often glamorized as a period of chivalry and romance in many films and novels, so I was relieved when Iggulden did not fall into this typical cliche. His writing Read more about Review of Stormbird (Wars of the Roses) by Conn Iggulden[…]