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Very Heady Stuff

I’m delighted to announce Blossom on the Thorn has a nice new award. Helen Hollick’s Discovering Diamonds BlogSpot has awarded it a Discovered Diamond badge. The reviewer there has said some very nice things, too, and it has been shortlisted … Continue reading

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A Wonderful Surprise For Me

Here before me was a delightful and very serious historical fiction set in medieval England. I felt completely swept away.                                         … Continue reading

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The Medieval Physician

Originally posted on A Writer's Perspective:
Somewhat confusingly, for me at least, the medieval surgeon didn’t usually deal with things inside the body. His remit didn’t really go much deeper than the skin. He removed things from it or…

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Medieval Phlebotomy

Originally posted on A Writer's Perspective:
For some reason I had assumed that bloodletting wasn’t very common in the Middle Ages, but my current reading about medieval medicine has set me right. Even in the early Middle Ages it…

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Making Medieval Fabric

Originally posted on A Writer's Perspective:
Dried teasel head Last week we looked at the processes wool underwent before it got to the weaver. Now we’ve arrived at the loom. Of the processes described in the previous post,  there…

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Medieval Monday: Washing Laundry

Originally posted on Allison D. Reid:
Whenever I’m tempted to gripe about doing piles of laundry, I remind myself that I really don’t have it all that bad. After all, the washer and dryer are really doing most of the…

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Countdown Deal – Blossom on the Thorn

Until the end of 2nd Feb – only 99c/99p 1195 “I should have had nothing to do with those accursed Angevins. I should have run like hell in the opposite direction.” Giles de Soutenay can scarcely be blamed for his … Continue reading

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