Another Bliaut Battle: Why my husband needs to find a new persona before I strangle him with maunche sleeves. (Just kidding.)

I do wear Norman garb, too, even if I don't like to admit it. It's one of those "well, I'm married to one, so I need to look the part sometimes" gigs, much like how he also owns Byzantine garb, to humor me. This post is to help start build content for my Norman Garb … Continue reading Another Bliaut Battle: Why my husband needs to find a new persona before I strangle him with maunche sleeves. (Just kidding.)

“It’s 1183 and we’re barbarians!” The William Marshal Tournament @ Pennsic

This post serves as a boost and a brag. This year, the William Marshal Tournament at Pennsic War will be held on Monday of War Week, at the fort, from 5-7pm.  This is correct on the Pennsic website, but NOT in the printed book. Please be advised of this error should you wish to compete … Continue reading “It’s 1183 and we’re barbarians!” The William Marshal Tournament @ Pennsic

Remember the human: don’t be that guy at A&S classes and displays.

I was debating if I should post this one, or not. *watches as the internet gets popcorn* First and foremost, I am not unaware of my attitude problems, so this is not any way to raise me up above the rest, but rather a reminder for myself, and everybody else, to remember some core values … Continue reading Remember the human: don’t be that guy at A&S classes and displays.

Byzantium and conspiracy theories: because Prokopios – another short essay.

Continuing on my "I have all these ridiculous topics I've written about" side quest, additional digging into the bowels of my external hard drive has produced this gem. Note that this one delves into the more complex nature of religion during the Byzantine period, but does little to define them for folks that are unsure … Continue reading Byzantium and conspiracy theories: because Prokopios – another short essay.

Insult “Culture” and Violence in Early Merovingian Gaul – short essay

I have a treasure trove of weird, short papers I've done throughout my academic and professional career. Every now and then, I revisit my folders to find a source, and run into an occasional gem of an essay that was either an assignment, or a way for me to start additional research that I never … Continue reading Insult “Culture” and Violence in Early Merovingian Gaul – short essay