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Ludmilla
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Location: Georgia USA

Postby Ludmilla » Thu February 12th, 2009, 1:30 pm

I'm with Wellington's infamous army, and the Battle of Waterloo has just begun.

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Susan
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Location: New Jersey, USA

Postby Susan » Thu February 12th, 2009, 10:04 pm

I'm in Cambridge, England in 1171 trying to figure out who is murdering children.
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nona
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Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Fri February 13th, 2009, 12:55 am

in a Turkish harem, trying to escape to the English Embassy

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Volgadon
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Location: Israel
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Postby Volgadon » Fri February 13th, 2009, 4:09 pm

Watching the clouds of dust in the valley, trying to figure out why Jehu is riding so furiously towards me, is it peace or is it war?

I showed some friends round some sights today, took them to the Jezreel Valley, to where what little remains of Ahab's palace has been found.

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Sat February 14th, 2009, 6:42 pm

1899 Hole in the Wall, Wyoming Territory

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Nefret
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Favorite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Postby Nefret » Sun February 15th, 2009, 5:21 am

11th century France (with a Jewish family).

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michellemoran
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Postby michellemoran » Sun February 15th, 2009, 7:32 am

18th century France, the Revolution.
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chuck
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Location: Ciinaminson NJ

Postby chuck » Sun February 15th, 2009, 4:34 pm

1415 Normandy France ...with my Brothers in Arms doing reconnaissance in the pitch of night and Whistling "Robin Hood's Lament" to stay in contact with each other.....BTW....anybody ever heard of RH's Lament?....if there is one it must be an old and oft played tune.......
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Volgadon
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Postby Volgadon » Sun February 15th, 2009, 7:16 pm

There is, but it is 20th century, the 1950s, that is.

annis
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Postby annis » Sun February 15th, 2009, 7:44 pm

Posted by Chuck
with my Brothers in Arms doing reconnaissance in the pitch of night and Whistling "Robin Hood's Lament" to stay in contact with each other.....BTW....anybody ever heard of RH's Lament?....if there is one it must be an old and oft played tune.......

Chuck, I wondered that too, so I had a hunt and found this Q & A from BC's website:

Q: Bernard (if I may be so bold) Problem with fiction based on fact,is Robin Hoods lament as in Azincourt fact or fiction. I believe Green sleeves is oldest English song. Most sincerely Bob Shears.

A: It's fiction. I'm sure there were songs about Robin Hood (he became famous in the century before Agincourt), but I don't know them. Greensleeves? We have much older songs, including The Agincourt Carol written just after the battle, for which we have music and words ('Our king went forth to Normandy, In might and grace and chivalry . . . ').

Btw , I'm interested to read that he may be heading back to Revolutionary America for the novel following the fifth Uhtred book due out later this year.

*Edit Consolation prize; "Marian's Lament" from an old favourite, the TV series "Robin of Sherwood". I was delighted to pick up a DVD of the first series last year-- it's been reissued.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHyPWRGv-Oo
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