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Tim Hodkinson
Author, computer programmer, history fan
Author, computer programmer, history fan
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Northburgh
This is Northburgh castle, aka Green Castle in the little town of Greencastle in County Donegal, scene of some medieval barbarity in 1333 that had far-reaching consequences. Northburgh was built in 1306 by Richard Og de Burgh, the famous “Red” Earl of Ulste...
Northburgh
Northburgh
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Mr Wednesday
If (like me) you are a fan of Neil Gaiman’s “American Gods” you’re probably enjoying the new TV series based on the novel. While it’s no secret that Ian McShane’s character is based on the old Norse god, Odin, some might be wondering why he’s called “Mr Wed...
Mr Wednesday
Mr Wednesday
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The downfall of John de Courcy
1206 - The fall of John de Courcy. Battle ensues between Normans, Irish, Norse Irish and Norse in a confusing tangle very typical of Ireland at the time. I was originally going to write this about the battle of Dundrum but on reading the sources I’m now not...
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The battle of Carrickfergus
As some of you may have read on Facebook, I experienced an odd co-incidence over the last couple of days. I'm currently writing the climax of a novel that will be the sequel to Lions of the Grail (tentatively titled "The Wasted Land") and found myself writi...
The battle of Carrickfergus
The battle of Carrickfergus
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A Medieval Christmas
My novels Lions of the Grail and The Waste land take place in medieval Ireland and, as Christmas time approaches, sometimes I'm asked what Christmas would have been like for Richard Savage and the other characters from the books in their time.  Most people ...
A Medieval Christmas
A Medieval Christmas
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Hygge – the return of an old friend?
Much is being made these days about the so-called “untranslatable” word hygge that appears to be radiating across the North Sea from Denmark and into the consciousness of the anglo-centric world. From “mindfulness”, “being”, “centeredness” to “cozy joy” and...
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a quick look at the new Reactive forms available in Angular
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Valhalla is a place on earth
I recently came to the realisation that Valhalla is an actual place, and you can go and visit it next time you are in London. Before you start wondering, I have not become a convert to Ásatrú or any of the other reconstructed neo-pagan religions. I’ve nothi...
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