Monthly Archives: December 2012


At this festive time of the year, I have been wandering around the internet looking for ideas as to how this season may have been celebrated in the seventh century. As you might expect, evidence is in short supply, but … Continue reading

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Guardian of the Book

I have just finished reading The Devil’s Monk, Guardian of the Book by J. R. Russell (Skycat Publications).  ( This is, essentially, a picaresque novel set in the world of Alfred and his heirs. I could run through a great … Continue reading

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