Monthly Archives: November 2013

East Anglia in the Seventh century

I am currently working on the plot for the second novel, Sacrifice, and my heroine travels to East Anglia for Pentecost (Whitsun), 635. Accordingly, I am trying to put together a picture of East Anglia at that time composed of … Continue reading

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Inventing a Seventh-Century Welsh Court

Or: Playing fast and Loose with the Laws of Court of Hywel Dda. Hywel Dda (the Good) lived from 880-950 and the laws associated with his name were presumably written some time in the first half of the tenth century. … Continue reading

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