Gabriele at The Lost Fort kindly nominated me for this sparkly blog award. Thank you, Gabriele. I'm not quite clear what the sparkly object actually is: Jonathan Jarrett, who was also on Gabriele's list (and was also kind enough to include me in his own list), calls it a tinfoil hat. I think it looks like a diamond on some sort of stand, not unlike the diamond that was the target of that Pink-Panther-style attempted raid on the Millenium Dome. Any other ideas, anyone?
The usual caveats and disclaimers apply: all the blogs and websites listed in the sidebar, plus a good few that I visit but haven't got around to adding yet, are worthy recipients, but it would be a long post to list all of them. So here, in no particular order, are ten to check out, if you aren't already familiar with them:
- The Lost Fort (Gabriele Campbell). History, snippets of her historical fiction, and amazing photographs of castles.
- A Corner of Tenth-century Europe (Jonathan Jarrett). Academic history blog covering aspects of medieval and early medieval Europe, particularly Catalonia.
- Senchus. Academic history, covering early medieval North Britain including the Picts, Dal Riada, Gododdin and Rheged. This appears to be a fairly new blog, as the archives only go back a few months. One to watch.
- Edward II (Alianore). Everything you ever wanted to know about Edward II, his life, times, friends and enemies. (Not for fans of the film Braveheart).
- Lady Despenser's Scribery. Everything you ever wanted to know about Hugh Despenser the Younger.
- Sarah's Bookarama (Sarah Cuthbertson). Book reviews, photographs of rural England and more.
- Medieval-novels.com. Not a blog, but a website run by Nan Hawthorne and Brandy Purdy listing novels set in the medieval period (broadly defined as 500 - 1600 AD).
- Living the History (Elizabeth Chadwick). History and historical fiction in the Middle Ages, including re-enactment events.
- Ancient Musings (Meghan Sullivan). History and historical fiction in classical Greece.
- Language Log.Witty and erudite commentary on contemporary English usage.
Feel free to play along!