I planned a book give-away event and it happened to coincide with Britain being going into lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic. I have done this sort of thing several times before, usually with mixed results. This time I decided to put all of my six novels up for free download at the same time. … Continue reading It is not about getting rich quick, it is about getting known!
The final part of my series on Saxon society. As you would expect with any society that was characterised by a hierarchical class system there would be the top class who were defined by their wealth and by the power that they wielded. In the Anglo-Saxon world the upper class were known as the aethelings, … Continue reading The Social World of the Anglo-Saxons: The Aethelings and the Eoldermen – Revisited
Following on from my post, The Social World of the Anglo-Saxons: the Peasants - Revisited, I decided to continue with the Theigns. Above the ceorls, the peasants of the Anglo-Saxon world, sat the ‘theigns’. They were to all intents and purposes the middle class. To qualify as a theign a man needed to own a … Continue reading The Social World of the Anglo-Saxons: The Theigns – Revisited
I originally wrote this post back in 2013 and it proved to be very popular. It was part of a series that resulted from the research that I did for the book, The War Wolf. As well as peasants the series covered the Theigns and the Eorldermen, the middle and upper class of Saxon society … Continue reading The Social World of the Anglo-Saxons: The Peasants – Revisited
From Wednesday 25 March at 12:00am (Pacific Time) until Sunday 29 March 11:59pm (Pacific Time) all of my novels will be available for free download for the Amazon Kindle. The Sorrow Song Trilogy For the very first time all three volumes of the Sorrow Song Trilogy are available at the same time for absolutely nothing. … Continue reading All of my Books will be FREE for a Limited Time
My second blog post about Coronavirus is prompted by a message I received from Dove House Hospice. While everyone is demanding a strict lock-down and that citizens be forced to stay indoors for a protracted length of time it seems that the valuable work down by charities has been totally ignored. Dove House Hospice is … Continue reading Coronavirus: What about the charities?
On February 14 I posted that I would not be posting for awhile due to going travelling again. I had only intended to be absent for 2 weeks, but life got in the way as it usually does; I was exposed to the Coronavirus. A 14-day self-isolation followed. During this time, I did not feel … Continue reading Coronavirus and Me
Things certainly have not gone as I had expected. I took two weeks off to go on holiday with my wife but then we got caught up with the whole Coronavirus epidemic, or pandemic as it has now become. Things are finally beginning to get back to normal, although that might be a relative assessment … Continue reading I am back (again)!
I am off on my travels and will be taking short break as a result.
In my last post on this subject, Understanding Carbon Dioxide – CO2 its Role in the Atmosphere, I alluded to some problems I had with understanding how CO2 works in climate change. I have decided to explore these here. To do this I am going to have to assert some facts as I understand them. … Continue reading Understanding Carbon Dioxide – CO2, its Role in Climate Change