Category Archives: History

“This Saracen’s a heretic, I think.”

I read the Song of Roland recently, and of course I liked it, so this post will mostly be some of my favourite lines. Roland and Olivier are good friends, the brotherly kind of friends who get ignored so much … Continue reading

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Ramblings about Augustine and history

(Wednesday I was advised about classes for the spring. Deo volente, I’ll be graduated from college with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Creative Writing in December next year. Which means I have to stop avoiding a decision about graduate school. … Continue reading

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Michaelmas, A. S. LII

Nine hundred and fifty-one years ago today, Harold Godwinson defeated Harald Hardrada at Stamford Bridge. One year ago today, I started a blog. (How’s that for an anticlimax?) My sister said I should write a post about these anniversaries. I … Continue reading

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August Wrap-up

Writing: Went by fits and starts. I finished Camp NaNo and almost immediately ran into a problem with Of the North, a huge problem in fact, and so I stopped writing words to think about the words I had written and … Continue reading

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Verisimilitude

A living-history experiment by yours truly, because writers do weird things for the sake of realism. Such as, in this case, going out in the rain in garb. Purpose: To find out how it feels to wear garb in the … Continue reading

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Baptism in Wind Age

In the chapter I sent out last week, a character gets baptized. Now since this was at a time in the conversion of England when most people were first-generation believers, infant baptism hadn’t really come up yet and wasn’t an … Continue reading

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For once it wasn’t knights who saved the world.

You know those chapters that you always come back to in a book even when you’ve read the whole thing so often you’re tired of most of it? The next chapter of Wind Age is one of those. At least, … Continue reading

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