Monthly Archives: August 2020
HISTORY SHARE: SCHOOLS DURING THE 1918 PANDEMIC
Since schools in many countries have either already re-opened, or are about to do so, here are some interesting sites to visit. If your kids are among those starting/returning to school (presumably with stringent restrictions and precautions in place), please take care. For those whose kids aren’t going back just yet, I will go on […]
MORE BLATANT SELF-PROMOTION
My latest book, Generations Five, is the prequel for the five-book Time Rose Series that focusses on the time trips of the Wolverton family’s fifth Generation. The other books are: Time Rose Book 1: The Disappearing Rose Back Cover Blurb: What happened to the two young princes who disappeared from the Tower of London […]
BOOK TIE-IN HISTORY SHARE: BOARDING SCHOOL STORIES
British boarding school stories started in the Victorian era with Thomas Hughes’s Tom Brown Schooldays. An extremely popular juvenile fiction genre from the 1940s to 70s, interest in it peaked again towards the end of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first, with J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books. I never attended boarding school, […]
BOOK TIE-IN HISTORY SHARE: VIKING ART
The Art Of The Vikings (BBC Secret Knowledge Documentary) Generations Five: Viking Era England was one of Generation One’s Time trips.
BOOK TIE-IN TRIVIA TRAIL: FAMOUS 15th-CENTURY JEWEL
Question: What is the name of the diamond-shaped gold pendant found near a famous castle in Yorkshire in 1985. Answer: The Middleham Jewel. Discovered five hundred years after the Battle of Bosworth, which took place on August 22nd, 1485. https://www.thevintagenews.com/2017/02/04/the-middleham-jewel-outstanding-example-of-medieval-craftsmanship-found-near-the-middleham-castle-in-north-yorkshire/ Generations Five: 15th-Century England was one of Generation One’s Time trips and the […]
BOOK TIE-IN HISTORY SHARE: DUTCH RESISTANCE TO NAZI OCCUPATION
https://nvdatabase.swarthmore.edu/content/dutch-citizens-resist-nazi-occupation-1940-1945 TOP 10 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT DUTCH WINDMILLS Generations Five: WW II Holland was one of Generation Three’s Time trips.
BOOK TIE-IN HISTORY SHARE: NORMANS & SAXONS
https://www.ducksters.com/history/middle_ages/norman_conquest.php Why Did the Anglo-Saxons Keep Rebelling Against William After the Norman Conquest? In Generations Five, Post Conquest England was a Generation Two time trip.
BOOK TIE-IN HISTORY SHARE: IRON AGE BRITAIN
https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/the-iron-age https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdpXeqDkIhM In Generations Five, Iron Age Britain was a Generation Four time trip.
BOOK TIE-IN HISTORY SHARE: THE UNDERGROUND RAILWAY
https://www.ducksters.com/history/civil_war/underground_railroad.php https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hr8TdHt1PFA Generations Five: Pre-Civil War America was one of Generation One’s Time trips.
TRIVIA TRAIL / BOOK TIE-IN: REAL ‘TIME TRAVELLERS’
Question: What were the names of the two Edwardian ladies who claimed to have travelled back to the time of Marie Antoinette while visiting the Palace of Versailles? Answer: Charlotte Anne Moberly and Eleanor Jourdain. https://www.messynessychic.com/2018/01/16/the-accidental-time-travel-incident-with-marie-antoinette/ Unlike the young time travellers in my latest release, Generations Five, those ladies didn’t even have to use an […]