My review of Morgan Smith's Casting in Stone (A Novel of the Averraine Cycle), a gritty, gripping 'realistic' fantasy which I can wholly recommend
My review of Stephen Mullaney-Westwood's novel "Forgotten Things."
How to get a twelve-year-old book character into an aerial dog fight and shoot down a Messerschmitt.
Happy Hour for the Head, an attempt is made to provide closure in this long ramble. What me worry?
A good way of fletching traditional arrows
A brief description of the Battle of Courtrai 1302, also known as the Battle of the Golden Spurs
The last part of an exploration of the narrability of the First Baron's War, featuring treacherous villains, brave heroes and remarkable damsels.
The next installment of England Invaded, an account of the First Baron's War trying to focus on the role of archers. This time round we cover the return of Prince Louis, the chevauchée of Thomas Du Perche, and the Battle of Lincoln Fair.
We reached the place where we focus on some of the action taking place in Kent during the First Baron's War. Specifically at Dover Castle and in the Weald.
England Invaded consists of a closer look at the First Barons' War. During 1215-1217 England had been invaded by a French army, however the English don't seem to be in a hurry to remind anyone of this episode from their history.
An exploration of tne First Baron's War. This episode focuses on the Anglo-Norman side, consisting of some baddies and some classic heroes, amongst whom we find the enigmatic Willikin of the Weald.
Analysis of the First Baron's War. Although the followers of Prince Louis the Lion of France consisted of a large number of Englishmen, or rather Norman nobles who had settled in England around 1066, we'll call this side the French side for convenience's sake.
An exploration of the life and times of Willikin of the Weald. In this episode we start on King John, and discover he's such a baddie he hijacks the whole episode.
The second and final part of Making the Maciejowski, an article which examines the history, research and development involved in the production of a "new" historical replica bow.