The launch of "The Wessex Turncoat"

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A basic essential of an historic novel is that the facts on which…

1066 and the Great Invasion in the North

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The "North"? Yes, perhaps the greatest invasion of England ever,…

The Vikings: Life and Legend

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I had been looking forward to the opening of the new exhibition…

The Birth of a Nation

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In the town of Jelling in Denmark, outside of the ancient church, there is a pair of massive 10th century runestones. The church itself stands between two impressive burial mounds.

How Christian were the Vikings?

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Isolated religious communities were easy prey for the Vikings. The lure of gold and silver ornaments in monasteries, nunneries and churches was irresistible to the Norsemen. Yet many Vikings professed to be Christian. So why did they not respect other Christians?

Vikings and the Hereafter

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Vikings had a reputation as fearless fighters. It was said that…

May 2013 Blog tour

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This is the week of my Blog Tour. I am thrilled that these popular…

The tribulations of travel, Part 2

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Continuing the narrative from an article published in 1810 about…

The tribulations of travel : Part 1

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Having published "Three Kings - One Throne", the second book in…

Read a sample of "Finn's Fate"

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Chapter 1                                                                                        Floga                                  …