Tag Archives: history

Abbeys – a long history. #atozchallenge

My first post is about abbeys. What is an abbey and what does it represent? Abbeys are a complex of buildings centred around a church devoted to a religious order and governed by an abbot or abbess, so they are synonymous with the establishment of monasteries and convents. An abbey is a home, a work […]

A-Z blogging theme reveal

So, my chosen theme for the A to Z blog challenge is…. drum roll… fanfare…. Castles. Was that an anti-climax? It could easily have been cathedrals. I’m not an architect, nor a historian, but I love impressive old buildings. I’m in awe of the manpower and ingenuity that went into building such vast structures at […]

Mixing the Past and Places

This post was going to be places, then I thought about the past, my love of history, and I vacillated. Why not both? Take the past, as a writer, it’s a fantastic starting point for ideas and inspiration. Whether I want to set a book in a real historical setting, do loads of research and […]

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