Monthly Archives: January 2013

Outcasts Part 12 #SampleSunday #HistNov

Balian of Ibelin turned to his comrade.  ‘Jerome, send for my sergeants, I’ll knight those first.  And then Bernard, go find me such of your fellow citizens as you think will make good leaders.’ But there are no nobles left,’ … Continue reading

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Outcasts: The Knighting of the Commoners #SampleSunday #HistNov

At Agnes’s insistence, John and Simon accompanied Bernard to the citadel.  They walked in silence, Simon still angry, Bernard fearful, John trying to quell the voices which rained down insults inside his head. The citadel was crammed with men: Franks, … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal for a new calendar

In the last dozen years we have lived through two apocalyptic date.  The first was in the year 2000 when the world was rumoured to be at risk from something or other which I now forget.  The second was 2012 … Continue reading

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