Monthly Archives: October 2013

Deniseburn/Heavenfield

I have been wrestling with a problem of dating, which may be associated with the translation of Bede that I am using. (Leo Sherley-Price A History of the English Church and People, 1955, revised R. E. Latham 1968, Penguin Classics.) … Continue reading

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The Sequel

I am now back on track with the planning for the second book. At this stage, the first book is called Cuckold and the second one will be called Sacrifice. Both revolve around real murders. Cuckold investigated the murder of … Continue reading

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Anglo-Saxon Shield Wall

This may seem like a silly question, but does anybody know whether there is any evidence for the use of the shield wall as a tactic in the seventh century? Most novels seem to take it for granted that it … Continue reading

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