Featured today on the Federation of Writers webpage / blog with a mini extract from Turn of the Tide. – I’m chuffed…
Just found I’m featured writer today on Federation of Writers (Scotland) blog – chuffed http://www.writersfederation.org.uk/blog/2013/03/featured-writer-margaret-skea/
This is a superb article on the cost of fighting for king and country, most of which I didn’t know, and though a little outside my period, absolutely fascinating. One to print out and keep.
superbly detailed historical military info. http://englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/an-officer-and-mendicant.html?spref=fb
Fascinating post today about the king of pedestrianism – and lazy he was not (nor unfit).
I have to confess that walking as a spectator sport doesn’t excite me, but back in the day Robert Barclay Allardice certainly excited a lot of attention – and a staggering amount of bets laid on him in his 1000 hour continuous walk. In my case it would have been me and not the bets that staggered!
Glad to see he kept up standards though – perhaps I should dress a little more carefully for walking into town…
Just read an article on tackling writer’s block that linked in so well with feelings that I have experienced that I have to put the link up here – http://bestsellerlabs.com/how-to-beat-writers-block-forever/
Thank you Jonathan Gunson!
John Knox is buried under a car park off the Royal Mile in Edinburgh – just as Richard III was in Leicester, and now a medieval knight has also been found under another car park in Edinburgh – will digging up car parks become the new national pastime? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/9926377/Knights-grave-and-monastery-discovered-under-car-park.html
Forget the kilts – Latest research into early Scottish war dress suggests that yellow (urine-stained) tunics were de rigeur! Hmm… http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/scotland/5675615/Scots-fought-in-bright-yellow-war-shirts-not-Braveheart-kilts.html
Today’s post on the English Historical Fiction Authors’ website is about medieval gardens. For me the most telling comment came right at the start – ‘The medieval world was a quiet place’ What a refreshing change from our own hectic world that would be. But was it? Or only the gardens – in which peace can still be found?
I’d love to know what others think about the relative noise or otherwise of medieval times AND Where do you go to find p+q.
My part in the Great tapestry of Scotland http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=621899917836373&set=o.220105004748373&type=1&theater¬if_t=mention
The Munros live in a tower just like this in Turn of the Tide.
I’ve loved doing it – great thinking time and puts me in exactly the right frame of mind.
Great tie-in for Turn of the Tide – http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/0/21431934
Glad I spotted the reference to it.