Typographical Errors

Having written a book of a very different nature to the previous volumes in the Sorrow Song trilogy I decided to re-read both The War Wolf and For Rapture of Ravens so as to immerse myself back into the world of 1066 once again. I know, some might wonder why this is necessary when I … Continue reading Typographical Errors

POV – Literally a Point of View

In a novel the ‘point of view’ (POV) is considered one of the most crucial elements of telling a story. I had a customer complain about the fact that in ‘The War Wolf’ I used what seemed to them to be many or multiple points of view. To date they are the only person to … Continue reading POV – Literally a Point of View

The Social World of the Anglo-Saxons: The Aethelings and the Eoldermen

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, who were principally the royal family. The king was … Continue reading The Social World of the Anglo-Saxons: The Aethelings and the Eoldermen

The Battles of Brunanburh and of Maldon

The Battle of Brunanburgh is both important and significant to the Anglo-Saxon peoples because not only did it lead to the establishment of England as a single kingdom. It was also widely reported in many different sources and various languages including Old English, Middle English, Latin, Irish, Welsh, and Icelandic.Under Aethelstan, the King of the … Continue reading The Battles of Brunanburh and of Maldon