Monthly Archives: January 2016

VERY LIKE A QUEEN

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The Cross and the Curse: Book 2 of the Bernicia Chronicles.

Less than a year ago, Matthew Harffy published his first novel, The Serpent Sword. It was a stunning debut. So much so that I awaited his second novel with some anxiety. Would it be as good? I was fortunate that … Continue reading

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The Palaces of Henry VIII and François I

Kings and lord knew the value of art. Medieval monarchs had spent vast amounts supporting the church, giving away huge swathes of land, endowing religious orders and, most spectacularly of all, helping pay for the construction and embellishment of churches … Continue reading

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984 BCE

If my arithmetic is correct then 984 BCE was three thousand years ago. Twice as long ago as the fall of the western Roman Empire. Ten times further back than the start of the Georgian Age in Britain, the death … Continue reading

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The Year 16 CE

There’s little information about this year. In Rome it would have been known as year 769 Ab urbe condita, the 769th year since the founding of Rome. The Emperor Augustus has been dead for two years and Tiberius is getting … Continue reading

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1016 and all that

The start of a new year seems a good time to take a really long, backward look at history. I’m going to do this in one thousand year leaps. So today, here are a few things which happened in the … Continue reading

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