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Dragon Knight’s Sword Is Here!

It’s finally here! DRAGON KNIGHT’S SWORD has arrived! A dream come true… I hope you enjoy Duncan and Brigid’s story — their journey. It won’t be easy for them, but I’ve never known a love story to go perfectly. So, … Continue reading

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Robert the Bruce Document…

Since I have a deep fascination with history, especially Scottish, I thought I would share this recent find announced on BBC news a few weeks ago… “A copy of an unknown document written by Robert the Bruce from the build-up to the … Continue reading

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On This Day in 1014…

On this day in 1014, Brian Boru, High King of Ireland, defeats the Vikings of Dublin at Clontarf, Ireland. Sadly, he also died on this day…   Brian Ború  Mac Cennétig (c. 941–23 April 1014), was born at Kincora, Killaloe, … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time…

  Once upon a time…a young maiden fell in love with a Knight. She watched as he made his way out of the castle, praying for his safe return. Would he slay the dragon? What if he died? Did he … Continue reading

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ROAR…

While I’ve been enjoying the series, Vikings on the History channel, it reminded me of another series that I loved. ROAR… The series didn’t last long. It aired in July 1997 and ran for eight episodes out of thirteen. The final five are … Continue reading

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Knights in Shining Armor

Why am I drawn to knights in shining armor? Is it a reminder of times past, especially of medieval times? I cannot fully say… It was a time of chivalry, and a knight’s code considered sacred–honorable. I have romanticized about these warriors most of … Continue reading

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The Scottish Thistle…

  Alongside the tartan, the thistle is perhaps the most identifiable symbol of all things Scottish. This prickly weed (yes, it’s a weed) was adopted during the reign of Alexander III (1249-1286). As with any good Scottish legend…there is one … Continue reading

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King Arthur and the Roman…

King Arthur, Guinevere, Merlin, Lancelot, Morgana, and Knights of the Round Table… When I hear these names, I can’t help but marvel at a tale that has been told for over a thousand years. It is another legend, similar to Robin Hood, … Continue reading

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Lammas Day

This day is special to me for several reasons… The first, my husband’s birthday is today, and second, it’s Lammas Day, or the Celtic feast of Lughnasa. In the Celtic calendar…this is the first day of Autumn! One of my … Continue reading

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The Many Tales of Robin Hood…

  I have always been fascinated with the legend of Robin Hood.  So much has been written about the hero, that it can boggle the mind.  And don’t get me started on Lady Marian.  Their stories are steeped in romance and heroism; … Continue reading

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