Monthly Archives: January 2017

HISTORIC FICTIONAL HEROES: THE LONE RANGER

Though many people think only of actor Clayton Moore when the name ‘Lone Ranger’ comes up, the folk hero first came into being on radio. (I’m so old, that’s how I first followed his adventures, albeit in re-broadcasts, as, by then, it was on TV, but we didn’t get one of those until I was […]

E-BOOK PROMO: THE TANGLED ROSE

Time Rose Book 4 is now on Kindle Countdown for only 99p at Amazon UK. Offer ends February 3rd. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tangled-Rose-Time-Book-ebook/dp/B01LX0CBMJ/ref=sr_1_1_twi_kin_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1485592859&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Tangled+Rose+Duke And Book 2, The Mud Rose will remain on countdown until January 29th. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mud-Rose-Time-Book-ebook/dp/B014P8Y9SG/ref=sr_1_1_twi_kin_2?ie=UTF8&qid

HISTORY TIDBIT: ADDRESS TO A HAGGIS

“Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face, Great chieftain o’ the pudding-race!” Thus starts the Scottish Bard Robert Burns’s Address To A Haggis, penned in 1786. Contrary to what Scots like to tell the gullible, haggis is NOT made out of a reclusive, strange-looking creature of the same name, found only in the highlands of Scotland. […]

BOOK PROMO: THE MUD ROSE

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. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mud-Rose-Time-Book-ebook/dp/B014P8Y9SG/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

TRIVIA TRAIL: THE PONTIFICAL SWISS GUARDS

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 […]

HISTORY SHARE: HISTORIC HAPPINESS

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HISTORY SHARE: THE FIRST BRONTË BOOKS

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. http://www.buzzfeed.com/kasiagalazka/the-brontes-wrote-tiny-books?utm_source=Publishers+Weekly&utm_campaign=583d064b1b-UA-15906914-1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0bb2959cbb-583d064b1b-304873533

HISTORIC MOVIE IDEAS

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 […]

DON’T FORGET THE ‘STORY’

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 […]

HISTORY-THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTIES: MEDIEVAL TIMES

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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