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by Shield-of-Dardania
Thu February 14th, 2013, 4:39 pm
Forum: By Author's Last Name G-L
Topic: Godiva by Nerys Jones
Replies: 49
Views: 5389

@Annis: Well, it was like my heroine met my hero, or vice versa, in Constantinople, and they went onward to the hero's homeland. I was thinking along the line that the destrier would have been present in Normandy well before 1066. And why not 1000 AD or a bit earlier? Meanwhile Norman adventurers, t...
by Shield-of-Dardania
Tue February 5th, 2013, 11:22 am
Forum: By Author's Last Name G-L
Topic: Godiva by Nerys Jones
Replies: 49
Views: 5389

Stone me! What a murderous bunch of folks. Perhaps that shouldn't be so surprising though, since they gave rise to Henry VIII. But great tidbits and info though. Do keep them coming please. I guess a thegn could also be a breeder of fine horses then, couldn't he? I need this thegn be one, and his ho...
by Shield-of-Dardania
Sat February 2nd, 2013, 9:50 am
Forum: By Author's Last Name G-L
Topic: Godiva by Nerys Jones
Replies: 49
Views: 5389

A right royal tumbler, was he? Great suggestions there. And you saved me from that earl trap too. A thegn then. Would Thegn of Somerset sound reasonable? Or Thegn of Devon. Thegn of Yeovil. Oh dear. Only the local readership around my place might not be too familiar with that rank. Think I'll just m...
by Shield-of-Dardania
Fri February 1st, 2013, 12:35 pm
Forum: By Author's Last Name G-L
Topic: Godiva by Nerys Jones
Replies: 49
Views: 5389

Heroine, actually. And she will be Saxon-Norman, daughter of a Saxon nobleman (might make him an earl now, Earl of what? any good ideas?) and an immigrant Norman mother. By some unexpected twists of fate she ended up stranded in Constantinople. Which was where she met her hero. I'm grappling with th...
by Shield-of-Dardania
Wed January 30th, 2013, 7:37 am
Forum: By Author's Last Name G-L
Topic: Godiva by Nerys Jones
Replies: 49
Views: 5389

[quote=""Melisende""] (1) A knowledge of Anglo-Saxon England, pre-Norman Conquest, is not essential but it does help. [/quote] I might pick it up, just to help build up my current meagre knowledge of Anglo-Saxon England. One question: Were there any significant wave of early Norman immigrants to Eng...
by Shield-of-Dardania
Wed January 30th, 2013, 7:16 am
Forum: By Author's Last Name G-L
Topic: Hawk Quest by Robert Lyndon
Replies: 32
Views: 5365

Allow me to do some nitpicking. I thought I came across a couple or so modernisms in HQ, or maybe someone could find an explanation for them. The first one was, "He was like an engine without a brake," a reference to our Norman friend Drogo. Well, maybe an ancient siege engine had a brake too, but I...
by Shield-of-Dardania
Mon January 14th, 2013, 1:19 am
Forum: Bernard Cornwell
Topic: Battle of Poitiers
Replies: 2
Views: 3667

A mythical sword. That's always a great theme for me. It's really amazing, but I have yet to read something from Bernard Cornwell, although from what I've gathered he's probably one of the big guns of HF. Plus I also have a similar theme in my WIP. For quite some time, I did consider if that might d...
by Shield-of-Dardania
Tue November 20th, 2012, 8:57 am
Forum: Early Medieval (until about 1000 A.D.)
Topic: Anglo-Saxon England
Replies: 79
Views: 12981

[quote=""annis""] The aim was to stir up a strong, muscular sense of patriotic pride by introducing some original genuine Anglo-Saxon heroes, conveniently forgetting that 19th century Englishmen were as much Norman as Anglo-Saxon, and that Harold, and very likely Hereward, were half-Danish. [/quote]...
by Shield-of-Dardania
Wed November 14th, 2012, 1:46 am
Forum: By Author's Last Name G-L
Topic: Troy - Lord of the Silver Bow - David Gemmell
Replies: 5
Views: 1651

Ha ha. Right. Thanks. My memory is playing tricks with me now. I keep going back to browse through with all 3 books. But it's been some time since I last did that. Yeah. Helikaon's mother was like a mental case and a drug addict. Sometimes she thought that she was Venus and therefore could fly. It w...
by Shield-of-Dardania
Tue November 13th, 2012, 2:24 pm
Forum: By Author's Last Name G-L
Topic: Troy - Lord of the Silver Bow - David Gemmell
Replies: 5
Views: 1651

[quote=""lauragill""] My only quibble with Helikaon is that he's too perfect. Never at a loss in a fight, rarely without his shirt, always two steps ahead of the enemy. And don't get me started on the Xanthos , a ship a thousand years ahead of its time, with Greek fire, to boot! [/quote] I would int...

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