September 2, 2013
I’m excited to share with you the publication of Soul Sensing: How to Communicate with Your Dead Loved Ones by Janice Carlson. This is the best book on the topic to come along in decades. It’s filled with information for you to communicate with your dead loved ones and also with historical information for those of us who like proof. Because of Janice I have been able to talk to my dead loved ones–two legged and four legged. Even though we have been dear friends for over 20 years she still amazes me with her gift by saying things that only I know. Oh, and my departed loved one, of course! Go to www.TheMedievalChronicle.com to read Janice’s article on Runes and Afterlife Communication and then visit her website at www.JaniceCarlson.com.
Take care and enjoy!
Linda, Publisher of The Medieval Chronicle
July 4, 2012
I wanted to tell you about a new PBS series I discovered last night (it’s been around for awhile so many of you may already know about it). It’s call the Story of England and is told by Michael Wood. It’s an extraordinary telling of life in the village of Kibworth in Leicestershire as seen through the eyes of the ordinary people of Kibworth. Here’s a brief description:
“The village of Kibworth in Leicestershire lies at the very centre of England. It has a church, some pubs, the Grand Union Canal, a First World War Memorial – and many centuries of recorded history. In the thirteenth century the village was bought by William de Merton, who later founded Merton College, Oxford, with the result that documents covering 750 years of village history are lodged at the college. Building on this unique archive, and enlisting the help of the current inhabitants of Kibworth, with a village-wide archeological dig, with the first complete DNA profile of an English village and with use of local materials like family memorabilia, Michael Wood tells the extraordinary story of one English community over fifteen centuries, from the moment that the Roman Emperor Honorius sent his famous letter in 410 advising the English to look to their own defences to the village as it is today. The story of Kibworth is the story of England itself, a ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ for the entire nation. It is the subject of a six-part BBC TV series.
Here’s are a few links to get you started, and excited!
From all of us here at TMC, Enjoy!
Linda, Anita, Denise, Nan and Nela
May 29, 2012
Good eventide to you all,
After three years of publishing on the internet, TMC is taking a hiatus. But come Autumn 2012 we’ll be back. I dearly love publishing TMC and getting to know you and share our mutual love for the medieval world. But it’s time for me to step back, regroup and decide how best to take TMC into the future.
During the hiatus I will be making available on TMC’s home page articles that I’ve not only enjoyed reading but I’ve also enjoyed the layout and design. You’ll also find highlighted medieval news of the day. It’s always exciting for me to be able to visit the medieval world through the discoveries of what they left behind.
Until Autumn, have a wonderful and safe summer.
Take care from your Faithful Scribe, Linda
and all of us here at TMC
March 11, 2012
Good Day to you all!
The official start of Spring may be a few days away still but in my area it is already here. This is my second spring in OKC and from my experience last spring I knew that the minute I saw the non-fruit-bearing Bradford pear trees my suffering would begin. Allergy suffering, that is. I don’t have allergies any longer–four years of shots took care of them–but I do have asthma and it’s never happy when the spring blooms appear. Besides going to the Doctor and getting the required medicine to survive the spring what else is a person to do? In my case I turned to Denise, TMC’s columnist for And The Saints Go Marching… and asked her to find me a Patron Saint. If you’ve ever suffered with lung problems I believe that you will agree with me any and all help is greatly appreciated. Denise was already writing about St. Laurence O’Toole, a 12th century Irish saint whose heart was stolen just recently but graciously agreed to include another saint. Enter St. Marie-Bernarde Soubirous.
From your Faithful Scribe, Linda, and all of us at TMC
February 19, 2012
Good day to you all,
If you have ever visited a ghost town you know what our medieval ancestors felt like when they arrived in Silchester. They found a way of life unknown to them and probably wondered why that way of life was not passed down through the centuries. I know I certainly would have been! As Anita Gordon writes in her Feature Article Silchester “…the Romans incorporated an underground sewer system that flushed with water” and that “…inhabitants enjoyed homes with heated floors”. How many of us have heated floors today much less having them in 70-80 A.D.? Today the University of Reading in south-east England has a research and training excavation called The Silchester Town Life Project. I’ve linked to their website at the end of Anita’s article.
If you haven’t yet read And With Time Came Change… or A Day in an Animal’s Life… or And the Saints Go Marching… I invite you to do so. Our column authors always give us wonderful articles filled with content to get us thinking and quite often saying “I didn’t know that!”.
Take care and Enjoy! from all of us here at TMC,
Linda Abel, Publisher, www.TheMedievalChronicle.com
February 5, 2012
Good day to you all,
Denise Domning’s And the Saints Go Marching… is all new. I invite you to read about St. Benedict of Nursia and St. Radegunde. It all started when Denise got poison ivy while working in her organic garden.
If you haven’t yet read And With Time Came Change… and/or A Day in an Animal’s Life… I invite you to do so. They’re great columns.
I’m off to settle in and watch the Super Bowl. And, I’m thinking, that’s what many of you will be doing as well.
Enjoy! from your Faithful Scribe and all of us her at TMC.
January 16, 2012
Good day to you all,
To begin 2012, TMC is making a few changes. Nothing drastic. Just a few enhancements, if you will. We feel that in so doing we will be able to bring you more articles in a timelier matter. So here goes…
The Village News scroll on the home page is now–more than before–your guide to the most current articles. New articles will have the word NEW next to the title. Forthcoming articles will have a date when they will be published. During the month of February I will be introducing a few more new changes. The goal is to make going from one page to the next as easy and stress free as possible. I know all too well what it’s like to be on a website and lose track of your place and not be able to find it again. No fun!
This time you will find two NEW articles:
- And with Time Came Change… highlights Malta by Nan Hawthorne
- A Day in an Animal’s Life… highlights The Lynx & Amber by Nela Leja
Forthcoming in January and February:
- Keeper of the Realm by Linda Abel
- And the Saints Go Marching… by Denise Domning
TMC is proud to announce that the forthcoming Feature Article this time will be by Shelly Thacker. Shelly, a National Bestselling Author of historical and paranormal romance says, “I’m celebrating an exciting new chapter in my career: I’ve joined the digital revolution as an indie [independent] author. I’ll be publishing my entire backlist and all my future work as e-books.” I met Shelly at a writer’s conference shortly after she published her first book in 1991. It’s wonderful to have her return to TMC and the publishing world.
Don’t know if I mentioned it yet but I got a B&N Nook Tablet for Christmas. I will admit I have been a holdout for quite awhile because I do love ‘holding a book’. But after three days of reading on the Nook, I’m hooked! The ability to set the font size, the back-lighting, check on the definition of a word, highlight an area I wish to return too… the list goes on. I will never lose my love to hold a book be it hard cover or soft but I am now–most definitely–part of the book world’s digital age. And happy to be here! Oh, some great news… I downloaded to my Nook TMC’s PDF and they, too, have all the capabilities I mentioned previously. Needless to say, I was thrilled!!
From your Faithful Scribe, Enjoy!
Linda, Publisher of The Medieval Chronicle.com
December 29, 2011
Good eventide to you all ~
The Medieval Chronicle is pleased to announce that all the articles published by The Medieval Chronicle are now free for everyone to read and enjoy. To read the first year (which was subscription until now) and all the articles, please go to the home page and click on Read All Articles. You will be taken to Village News where you will be able to maneuver freely between the Village News pages. Any article you wish to read is available.
Thank and Enjoy! from your friendly Scribe,
Linda, publisher of www.TheMedievalChronicle.com
December 25, 2011
Merry Christmas from all of us at The Medieval Chronicle.
Anita, Denise, Nela, Nan & Linda
December 11, 2011
Good day and Happy Holidays!
It is said that at midnight on Christmas Eve the animals in the barn begin to speak, telling the story of the birth of Jesus on that night long, long ago. TMC is pleased to present a wonderful tale from 1484 of a man’s encounter with barn animals in Christmas Eve and the Animals by Nela Leja. To read, please go to www.TheMedievalChronicle.com and click on Christmas Eve and the Animals at the bottom of the scroll.
From everyone at TMC,