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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 […]

BLATANT SELF PROMOTION: THE TIME ROSE PREQUEL HAS LAUNCHED!

The prequel to my Time Rose series was released on August 1st. Generations Five For centuries, the Time Rose medallion has taken the children of a history-loving family into the past to restore the life paths of children whose own histories have been altered. When all such paths have been set to rights, a final […]

HISTORY SHARE: MEDIEVAL SPEECH

The remains of England’s last Plantagenet king were discovered in a Leicester parking lot in August, 2012 and reburied in Leicester Cathedral on in March, 2015. Since then a recreation of what Richard III might have looked has been made, and the University of Leicester has also produced a recording of what he and his […]

HISTORY SHARE: THE PRINCES IN THE TOWER

Painting by John Everett Millais 1878   http://www.historicmysteries.com/the-princes-in-the-tower/ http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/feb/05/princes-in-tower-staying-under http://medievalaccommodation.com/medieval-britain/LMB%20Pages/Pages-a-d/too_many_bones_in_the_tower.htm  

TIME ROSE 1: THE DISAPPEARING ROSE

The two little Princes in the Tower disappeared five centuries ago – so what are they doing in our time? To find out, read: Synopsis: What happened to two young princes who disappeared from the Tower of London over five hundred years ago is still quite a mystery. A mystery Dane and Paige Marchand and […]

RE-RELEASE FOR TIME ROSE 1 & 2

The first two books in my middle grade time travel series have been re-released, this time by Books We Love. They are in e-book format, as before, but with print versions to come, and are currently available at: http://store.payloadz.com/details/2357219-ebooks-teens-the-disappearing-rose.html http://www.amazon.com/dp/B014S4RR90 http://store.payloadz.com/details/2377132-ebooks-teens-the-mud-rose.html http://www.amazon.com/dp/B014P8Y9SG/ Check out http://mgddasef.blogspot.ca/ for an interesting conversation between one of my Mud Rose […]

HISTORY MYSTERY INFO

In 1674, men doing some reconstruction work on the Tower of London’s White Tower unearthed a box containing two small human skeletons. People of the time thought they might belong to the little princes who had gone missing two centuries earlier, but people of all ages met their ends at the Tower, and these were […]

HISTORY MYSTERY: KIDS’ CONTEST – WITH A PRIZE!

Kids love mysteries, especially about other kids, and history provides several. One of the most popular is the five-hundred-and thirty-year-old mystery of the two little Princes in the Tower. (At the end of this, admittedly lengthy, post kids have a chance to suggest a possible solution and win an e-copy of my middle-grade time-travel novel, […]

HISTORIC RUNNERS

“He who fights and runs away, lives to fight another day.” The above saying has proven advantageous for several historical figures. You can introduce kids to this wise old adage by telling them about England’s merry monarch, Charles II, whose life wasn’t always merry. In 1646, civil war forced the teen-age heir to the English […]

OFF VISITING PAT McDERMOTT

Today I my book and I are ‘Across the Plain of Shining Books’ guest blogging with Pat McDermott. But that’s not all! Voting as to whether or not the Tower bones discovered in 1674 should be DNA tested to determine if they’re the bones of the missing princes gives visitors a chance to win a […]

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