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Post by donroc » Sun September 26th, 2010, 11:59 pm

The year, 821, and I am swimming in the thermal pool at the Emperor's palace in Aachen.
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Bodo the Apostate, a novel set during the reign of Louis the Pious and end of the Carolingian Empire.


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Post by annis » Tue September 28th, 2010, 2:55 am

What are you reading, Donroc? There aren't that many novels around set in Charlemagne's period, and the only one I've come across which included the thermal pool at Aachen was a time-travel historical romance :)

I’m currently reeling amidst the carnage at the [url=http://www.burnpit.us/2010/09/battle-of-stirling-bridge-“we-are-ready-to-meet-them-beard-to-beard”/]Battle of Stirling Bridge.[/url] There’s bloody chaos as the English forces led by the Earl of Surrey and the hated Treasurer Hugh Cressingham are cut down by William Wallace’s Scottish rebels.


Stirling Bridge collapses under the weight of the Earl of Surrey’s men.

Nearly finished Robyn Young's Insurrection, first in a trilogy about Robert the Bruce.

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Post by JoshuaKaitlyn » Tue September 28th, 2010, 11:20 am

1447 in the torture chambers of Tokat, Turkey. :eek:

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Post by rockygirl » Thu September 30th, 2010, 10:25 pm

In the countryside around Imperial Rome with Marcus Didius Falco.

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Post by JoshuaKaitlyn » Mon October 4th, 2010, 1:55 pm

Before the walls of Harfleur with Henry V.
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Post by emr » Fri October 8th, 2010, 8:31 am

India (I think) 1889 (of that I'm sure) and I Tawt I Taw A Puddy Tat! :D
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Post by Madeleine » Fri October 8th, 2010, 8:59 am

In a small Australian town, not sure what the year is but think it's relatively recent, and I'm in trouble as I've been caught rummaging in my mother's secret desk drawer, and have found something I wasn't meant to see.
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Post by Vanessa » Fri October 8th, 2010, 9:06 am

It's 1938 and I'm living in London in a house full of interesting characters.
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Post by LoobyG » Fri October 8th, 2010, 4:35 pm

It's December 1896 in Williamsburg, Virginia and I'm sat in a Solicitor's office :)

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Post by Sharz » Fri October 8th, 2010, 6:26 pm

It's 1898. I'm floating down (north) Canada's MacKenzie River, approaching its delta, looking closely for the Peel River (to head up it, going east and south) before I float out to the Arctic Sea (which would be very bad).

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