Heavenfield Round-up 6: May Medieval Madness

In lieu of new posts, how about a delayed blog round-up for May?

Magistra et Mater writes about the Mercian octopus as a paper tiger, and the connected church.

Jonathan Jarrett of A Corner of Tenth Century Europe has been a little quiet lately except for a post on Iberian manuscripts and being interviewed by the BBC on a 7th century Irish market.

Tim Clarkson of Senchus has a new book out on The Makers of Scotland and has been working on restoring local history to Govan, the heart of ancient Strathclyde.

Anitqurian’s Attic writes about the new Galloway Picts Project and the Arbury Coffin.

Sally Wilde has been doing research for her book, writing on the mysteries of Cadwallon, past sleeping arrangements, and Snotter’s ham.

Karen Jolly of Revealing Words has been plotting her landscape around Oakley: routing to Old Sarem, Oakley’s landscape, and extending to around Shaftesbury.

Nicola Griffith of Gemæcca has been writing about York in Hild’s time , a trip to northern England, and her book contract for Hild.

For all the writers out there, I found an interesting new blog on self-publishing called Catherine, Caffeinated that I think is also helpful for writers using small presses. Lots of good tips about marketing (like getting the most out of Amazon) and the process of self-contracting editing etc.

Karl Pyrdum of Got Medieval is getting back on his (blogging) horse, and writing about an illuminated manuscript at an antique market.

New from me this month here at Heavenfield is some speculation on King Ina’s food rents, and a conference report on Gregory the Great’s vision at Castel Sant’Angelo.

Guy Halsall of Historian on the Edge writes about determining sexuality in Merovingian graves, and musing on the nature of history.

Curt Emanuel, the Medieval History Geek, is keeping everyone up to date on Kalamazoo blog reports and his own reports are up to Friday morning.

Andy Gaunt of Archaeology and History of Sherwood Forest writes about hangings and executions in the forest.

Kristina Killgrove of Powered by Osteons writes about recreating a Roman diet and puts together a Roman Bioarchaeology carnival.

Clas Merdin writes about Arthurian London and glass-making at Glastonbury.

Badonicus writes about Arthur as a Christian pagan and as the British Finn McCool.

4 thoughts on “Heavenfield Round-up 6: May Medieval Madness

  1. Michelle,
    I am writing a novel based in Bamburgh/Lindisfarne in 643 AD and I just wanted to say thanks for your posts. They are incredibly helpful and interesting! I also appreciate these posts that include links to other sites – I always seem to find something good in them as well.
    Thanks again!

  2. Five novelists, four in the seventh century! You all are going to challenge my mental picture of history left, right and center. I suppose that is good. It will make me think about other possibilities. Going right after the death of Oswald huh?

    Lisa, do you have a blog?

    1. No, not at that stage yet….trying to find enough time for the writing is hard enough! But I suppose at some point I will have to jump on the bandwagon…. Yes the novel begins in the fall after Oswald’s death, when Oswy (Oswiu??? Oh, the spelling challenges!! ) is beginning his reign…and it could REALLY challenge your mental picture of history as it is also a fantasy novel… 🙂

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