Attention Blog Followers With E-Readers! Amazon UK has Book 2 of my Time Rose series on Kindle Countdown for only 99p. Set in Victorian England, it involves my young time travelling trio with mudlarks, Dr. Barnardo, and Jack the Ripper! But hurry. This deal ends January 29th.

Question: How long have Swiss Guards been at the Vatican? Answer: Exactly five hundred and eleven years. At the request of Pope Julius II, one hundred and fifty of them marched through the Porta del Popolo on January 22nd, 1506, led by Captain Kaspar of Silenen in the Canton of Uri. Just as Vatican City […]  

The picture above is of Haworth Parsonage, home of the famous Yorkshire family, the Brontës. A talented crop of youngsters, they started their literary endeavours early.

January’s history based or bygone era TV and/or movie suggestions, all of them in keeping with the Medieval Birthday theme (Some could be put on as a party movie!) The Adventures of The Gummi Bears (Animated TV Series , Disney, 1985-1991) The Chronicles of Narnia (BBC TV Serial 1988-1990) A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur’s […]

January’s history based or bygone era book suggestions. In keeping with the medieval birthday theme, all reflect that era. Ages 3-7 The Baron’s Booty by Virginia Kahl (Medieval) Brother Hugo & The Bear by Katy Beebe (Medieval) The House That Jack Built by Tony Brice (Late Medieval Cumulative Rhyme)   Ages 7-9 Castle Diary: The […]

January 4th brings the first of our family birthdays, namely that of a young lady, who turned seven today. Over the next year, I will, each month, present ideas for an historically-themed birthday party for young history buffs. Since the one pictures has always been big on princesses, and her daddy (the kid in the […]

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