Above painting: Louis Jean Francois - Mars and Venus an Allegory of Peace
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Monday, January 21, 2019

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Last Speech

Today we celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr., his dream, and the accomplishments he made toward civil rights for African Americans. His loss was felt deeply across the country, and still is today.

 Thank you to the History Chanel for this video.

 

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Castle of the Week: Alnwick Castle in Northumberland England


Alnwick Castle was first built following the Norman conquest in 1096, by Baron of Alnwick, Yves de Vescy, who was given the lands and lordship by King William II of England.

The Battle of Alnwick in 1174, was one of two battles fought near the town of Alnwick. In the battle, William the Lion, King of Scotland, was captured by a small English force right outside the castle's walls.



The current duke and his family occupy a part of the castle, while the rest is open to the public throughout the summer. After Windsor Castle, it is the second largest inhabited castle in England.

Alnwick Castle has even been featured in a several films. Including; Elizabeth, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, and Harry Potter!

Monday, January 7, 2019

Video of the Week: Baking Bread the Medieval Way

It's no secret I'm a fan of bread! In every book I write, my characters are always devouring loads of freshly-baked carb-laden loaves... Check out this video on how they made bread back in the medieval era. I'm getting my apron out and firing up the hearth!