The Coming of the Castle Builders

Before the Normans came to England, there were few castles to be found in that country, and those that existed had been mainly constructed by Norman advisors of Edward the Confessor. The invaders brought the idea of their fortress style buildings with them and a grand...

MEDIEVAL PRACTICE OF FOSTERING

Though St. Patrick’s Day has passed, I’d like to share this information with you because fostering was a very common practice¬†¬†in medieval Ireland. In Ireland today, as elsewhere, fostering finds its place in society as a much altered carry-over from the...

Canada’s Titanic – The Empress of Ireland

On its 100th anniversary, the sinking of the Titanic continues to fascinate people around the world. But another shipwreck, almost equal in human tragedy, has slipped from popular memory, even though the vessel helped build modern Canada. The Empress of Ireland sank...

I’ll Need the Luck of the Irish This Week

I am looking forward this week to participating in a special FREE promotion of one of my stories. From March 14th to 18th, Passion in the Blood will be available FREE from Amazon. I’ve been very pleased with readers’ response to my latest release. It has...