Crisis Of Confidence

Originally posted on Lucy Brazier:
I tell you, you know you’ve got the hang of this writing lark when the inevitable impression of ‘this book is rubbish, I should give up and become a milkman’ sneaks upon you, the reflex reaction is not one of gin-imbibing despair, but the notion of ‘Aha! This is all…

Up an down

Originally posted on Rantings Of A Third Kind:
“Stairs, like life, take you up, and down” Gun Roswell Up an down Sometimes going up, really fast, two steps at the time Feeling so light and fine, face plastered with a smile Other times, slumping down, hardly one step, with shaky legs And a large, and…

Women’s Work and Family in the Viking Age

Originally posted on The Freelance History Writer:
Viking Woman (http://vikingove.mysteria.cz/obleceni.html) Women played many fundamental roles in Scandinavia during the Viking Age (eighth to eleventh century). Their positions ranged from slave to farmer to landholder and their tasks varied from the spinning and weaving of cloth, manufacturing garments and hangings, preserving, producing and cooking food and…