A serious post is coming soon folks – I promise (and I’m planning on one of my ‘epic’ bios – this time of Roger Mortimer!). But, while I do the research, drink coffee and munch on choccy biscuits, here’s a short one to be going on with…
Thanks to my comrade in arms Alianore at Edward the Second Blogspot for the new blog award: another shiny to decorate the sidebar with YAY! By all accounts I have to list 5 of my obsessions. Ummmm….
1. Hugh le Despenser (to give him his proper full name)
2. People, places and events to do with Hugh le Despenser
3. Anything medieval in general – both in books and in the here and now (castles, abbeys etc) 4. Watching medieval re-enactments, especially jousting and molesting the knights lol!
5. Richard Armitage (although Jonathan Rhys Meyers is becoming a contender for the crown)! This is only because I think Richard Armitage would make a great Despenser in a film! JRM has my vote for Damory though 😉
Actually I have plenty more than 5 and the next few would be to do with the outdoors and wildlife. Yep, I’m pretty obsessive when something interests me!
And now I have to name some other worthy recipients of this award – which is getting difficult as many of my would-be nominees have been mentioned already by other awardees (is that a word?). Anyway, here goes, and apologies if I’m doubling up (just think of yourself as doubly brilliant!):
Susan Higginbotham at Medieval Woman: Blogging with Historical Fiction Writer Susan Higginbotham
Su at Su Writes Stuff
Daniel Myers at Medieval Cookery
Ceirseach at Mony Wylsum Way
Melisende at Women of History