The region where the southern reaches of medieval Scotland bordered England’s Northumbria was generally defined by the River Tweed. Not only was it a primary water source, but its flow carried commerce of all sorts and fed the population with some of the world’s finest salmon. Life depended upon its eastward flow, emptying into the North…Read More
One of my more recent pleasures has been to enjoy the BBC Series, The Last Kingdom, which takes place in tenth century England. It is inspired by Britain’s early history and is mesmerizing! When I heard Marilyn MacDonald speak on Kings Arthur and Alfred, I requested that she share her work with my Blog Readers. Get…Read More
The stone falls into the pond and the ripples radiate outward, both in space and time. And it is so with every action and ramification… including the GRAND OPENING of the new $12.5 million historical museum for San Felipe de Austin State Park. Forty miles west of Houston, Texas stands the town of San…Read More
An Excerpt from the Häling and the Scottish Templars
Where wounded Templars seek refuge from fighting at the Battle of Dunbar.
Friar Mungo’s chin snapped forward with a start, as he woke from a most un-Christian dream. Snorting to clear his sinuses, he braced his hunched back against a jagged boulder, ready to doze again in spite of the biting chill. Highland cattle grazed along the windblown hillside. Faint thunder caught his attention…
The complexities of keeping our eyes on the higher goals seem to grow with every sunrise these days. With the critical mass of humanity is beginning to rouse from its age old slumbers, civilization stands at the threshold of another crucial choice point. In my Series, the Temple Chronicles, The Häling and the Scottish…Read More