The World of the Blue Bells Trilogy

The World of the Blue Bells Trilogy

Discover the world of medieval Scotland

A modern saying is there are no atheists in foxholes.  I would assume that’s true.  But it is interesting to look at the confluence of warfare and religion in modern times, a very different situation than we have today. In medieval times, there was, I believe, a much deeper and more widespread trust in saintly […]

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I have planned from the start to bring up other authors of historical or time travel fiction, and the night after almost meeting Diana Gabaldon, queen of historical time travel fiction, seems like the perfect time. Diana Gabaldon– pronounced GA bul dohn, short a– writes the Outlander books, a series now numbering seven, which follows […]

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Symbolism was a powerful part of medieval life.  It seems everything was invested with deep symbolic value, as opposed to our more modern tendency to view things on a more surface level.  As we toured Stirling Castle in May of 2008, we viewed the incredible set of Unicorn Tapestries.  These really deserve– and probably will […]

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As I’ve researched more into the world of medieval Scotland, my interest in other fiction set in medieval times has grown.  I was lucky enough to find Nan Hawthorne’s site Medieval Novels which aims to be a comprehensive list of fiction set in medieval times.  She has arranged her page in several helpful ways– by time […]

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