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Why armour doesn’t work in films and series such as Vikings


No matter now good looking the armour, no matter how historically accurate it is, or isn’t, armour just doesn’t work. There are many examples of armour parting like paper as a sword or axe cuts across the wearer’s abdomen or back in a spray of blood and gore. For years this used to vex me … Continue reading

Viking Venison Recipe


This looks amazing and is the work of an archeological chef who wants to bring Viking cuisine back to life. Granted, they didn’t have potatoes then, but I’m betting that this would be amazing with roasted potatoes. VENISON WITH MEAD AND MUSHROOMS One venison filet Four slices of mature ham or good bacon 250g butter … Continue reading

Warriors: Past to Present – A writer’s reference, and a writing challenge – Part 1 – Huscarl 1066


The amazing photographer, Thom Atkinson has recently published what he calls ‘Soldiers Inventories’ on his website. It’s annoyingly close to a book/documentary that I was putting a pitch together for (although I still shall!) and the photography is gorgeous. This is a fabulous resource for budding authors who want to write either historical fiction, historical … Continue reading

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