Archive for the ‘Historical Websites’ Category

Medieval Bestiary ~ The legend of Pangur Pan the cat

June 9, 2010

Good eventide to you all!

It’s been a week of unpacking and settling in to our new home.  Gabriel, my cat, has been a wonderful help.  He’s quite an inquisitive soul and likes to follow me around and inspect all that I do when he’s not catching up on his many cat naps!  While going through some papers I came across the poem Pangur Pan.  It’s a poem written by a ninth century monk about himself and his cat.  If you haven’t read it please do by going to http://www.irishcultureandcustoms.com/poetry/PangurBan.html 
Enjoy! from your Faithful Scribe, Linda
Publisher of www.TheMedievalChronicle.com

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Medieval Bestiary – website of interest

May 25, 2010

Good day to you all!

While doing a wee bit of research on dogs in medieval times I came across a website that I wanted to share.  It’s called The Medieval Bestiary – Animals in the Middle Ages and can be found at http://bestiary.ca/index.html

Enjoy! from your Faithful Scribe, Linda
Publisher of www.TheMedievalChronicle.com

Medieval Taxes ~ Website of Interest

April 7, 2010

Good even to you!

I did it!  Got my 2009 taxes done and I’m even getting refunds. YEA!  While procrastinating my impending doom I started thinking about our medieval ancestors (medieval England in particular) and what they had to face regarding taxes.  Not a pretty site.  Here’s a link that gives a brief history of Taxation in Medieval England.  http://wapedia.mobi/en/Taxation_in_medieval_England 

The Peasants’ Revolt in June 1381 came to mind.  For them, taxes could—and were—levied any time the King decided he wanted money.  Visit http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/peasants_revolt.htm  to read about what the peasants wanted, what they did and what their revolt got them. 

As the saying goes: Only two things are certain: Taxes and death.  I’m so glad that this year my ‘impending doom’ turned out to be an ‘unexpected revelation’. 

Have a nice day tomorrow from your Faithful Scribe, Linda
Publisher of www.TheMedievalChronicle.com

Suite101.com ~ Medieval History ~ Website of Interest

March 16, 2010

Good morrow to you!

This week’s website of interest comes from Suite101.com ~ Medieval History.  You’ll find short informative articles that cover European history from the 4th to 16th centuries.  They are always looking for writers so possibly you might check them out.  Stop by for a visit at http://medievalhistory.suite101.com/ 

Enjoy! from your faithful Scribe, Linda
Publisher of www.TheMedievalChronicle.com

Castles ~ Website of Interest

March 8, 2010

Good Monday to you!

I was doing some research for an article I was writing and came across today’s Website of Interest.  It’s called Medieval-Castle.com and seems to have loads of information.  Do visit it at http://www.medieval-castle.com/ 

Enjoy! from your faithful Scribe, Linda
Publisher of www.TheMedievalChronicle.com

Herbs ~ A Website of Interest

March 1, 2010

Happy March 1st!

Where did January and February go?  I know, just about everyone says something like this but…  I’m in the process of job hunting and looking to make a major move so it seems that time is not just flying by–it’s a bullet train!  Slowing down and giving me time to catch my breath a wee bit would be nice!!!  But I digress…

I have a great website for you today.  It comes from a favorite cozy mystery author of mine (no, not medieval mysteries).  Her website, All About Thyme, is a weekly calendar “celebrating the mysteries, magic and myths of herbs”.  I invite you to visit at http://www.abouthyme.com/dayletters/100301.html .

Enjoy! from your faithful Scribe, Linda
Publisher & Web Master of http://www.themedievalchronicle.com/

Realm Magazine – Historical magazine/website of interest

February 25, 2010

Good morrow to you!

I have been a subscriber to Realm magazine for longer than I can remember.  Not until 1984 did I realize it was called Heritage magazine in the UK.  It was on my first trip to the UK and I was devouring Heritage magazine on a bus ride from London to the Lake District. (Why wasn’t I looking out the windows at the scenery, you may ask?  The bus driver maneuvering the narrow winding roads was causing a wee bit of havoc to  my senses!)  Thinking that I must surely be psychic because all the articles seemed so familiar, I decided to read the publication column to see who published Heritage.  Mystery solved!  Heritage and Realm are one and the same.  I had read Realm in the states before I left for the UK.  But I digress…

The Realm website is at http://www.realm-magazine.com/ 

Enjoy! from your faithful Scribe, Linda

Britain Express – Historical Website of interest

February 22, 2010

Happy Monday to you!

Today’s historical website of interest comes from the Britain Express.  It’s loaded with information from travel to history and culture.  You can find it at http://www.britainexpress.com/index.htm .  I’m off to work on the March/April 2010 issue of The Medieval Chronicle.  Stay tuned for the launch date!

Enjoy! from your faithful Scribe, Linda

Today’s Historical website of interest comes from the BBC

February 17, 2010

Good morrow to you from a very warm & sunny California!

Today’s historical website is one I just discovered myself and do believe it is a winner.  I haven’t been able to explore it in-depth but am looking forward to doing so.  It’s from the BBC and is http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/ .  You can have some fun seeing how well you know your timelines at http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/launch_tl_kings_queens.shtml . 

Until next time from your faithful Scribe, Linda

Medieval Websites of Interest… Today’s is another glossary

February 12, 2010

Happy ‘almost’ 3 day weekend!

Here’s another website that has a glossary.  It’s called Shadowed Realm and the home page’s  URL is http://www.shadowedrealm.com/ To go directly to the glossary page click here http://www.shadowedrealm.com/glossary/ 

Enjoy! and have a nice weekend from your faithful Scribe, Linda