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How Did You Get a Job Back Then?

Generally, girls and women did not have a paying job in 12th century England. They worked a lot, but rarely for wages. They helped with the family farm or fishing. Boys were often trained to the work that their father … Continue reading

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What Games did Kids back then Play?

Historians don’t have much evidence about toys and games from the 12th century in England, or anywhere else. Archeologists have not found many games buried with children. Writers of the period rarely mention games. Painters of manuscripts (illuminators) do show … Continue reading

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How Important are Brothers in Norman England?

Having siblings was very important back then. Having parents and grandparents and siblings all living in the same household was common. The more people you had in the household to share chores (like gathering food, preparing food and working for … Continue reading

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The Joy of Writing a Historical Fiction

For me, writing historical fiction is a joy. I love doing the research on a historical period. I love traveling to the place where the history happened. I love imagining who the people were. I love making up the parts … Continue reading

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