Saturday, September 26, 2015

The Bastard Executioner on FX

The Bastard Executioner on FX

Historical..Intriguing...Action Packed


 Long swords -the Welsh - Rebellion - Deceit- Secrets

 ...Got To Love It

A historical based show about Welsh and their rebellion against the English and Edward Longshanks. I write historically based Celtic Romances though mine are set in earlier times.
I love this. It's so great to see Welsh tales, Welsh history, and Welsh people on TV. AS you know  write a lot of Welsh Romances set in ancient and medieval times.
In an age of heroes, Branda, a Saxon princess helps Blaise, a Prince of Powys, escape her father's stronghold. In turn, he vows to escort the princess to her sister in Scotland so she can escape an arranged marriage. Instead, he holds her captive as his hostage in the unbreachable hill fort of Dinas Bran, where she captures his heart. Will Blaise be forced to throw away his honor for love or to tear out his heart for honor?
The Celtic Fox: 
Aelfrida has to decide whether to stay with him or kill him. Tryffin, a Celtic Prince, searches for and finds his true love, Aelfrida, a saxon slave. There's one problem...she has sworn a blood oath against him.
In The Celtic Vixen: 
Nesta picks up her deceased husband's long sword and joins the 15-year-old war leader, Arthur, to battle Saxons. There she meets the dark warrior, Ulfin, who, unknown to Nesta, is haunted by the matchmaker ghost of her deceased husband. This ghost has his work cut out for him for Ulfin and Nesta care more about war than love.
Pwyll's life turns into one wild ride the day Goddess Rhiannon gallops past him on her magic horse. Using an enchanted bag, Rhiannon tricks her way out of  an unwanted betrothal. Happily, she weds Pwyll, but a harrowing mystery tears them apart. Will suspicion prevail or will love win out? 
Arch Druid Rhys is a master of the sacred mysteries but a novice in the ways of the heart. Sulwen, a druidess, discovers Rhys, the shape shifter, has evoked a feral desire in her, only to find the goddess may soon exact the unfathomable price of taking him from her.
The sensuous powerful king, Uthyr Pendragon awakens Eigyr's lust but she will not break her wedding vows. Driven by a deep, overpowering desire, Uthyr would do anything to have but one night with Eigyr. The king's druid, Menw holds the answer to Uthyr's dilemma. Magic. But at what cost? 
Druidess Seren discovers a wolf shape shifting into the bare, muscular Celtic God, Gwydion. Soon the god and the druid are involved in a wild Samhain tryst. But  will a warning of danger from beyond the grave destroy the magic brewing between the wolf and the druidess? 

Saturday, September 19, 2015

F-word In The Navel - Outlawed Since 1311

A unique and intriguing discovery was recently made by a medieval historian...don't they have all the fun? Dr. Paul Booth an English Historian came across the name Roger Fuckeinthenavel in the Chester County Court plea rolls of 1311.

Roger Fuckeinthenavele was named three times in English court records, which in turn outlawed him. That's how it was done in 1311. If all that wasn't interesting enough the real gem in this is that it's the earliest documented record of the F-word being used. What an amazing discovery. People have been saying F**k for at least 700 years. I don't why but in a way I don't find that surprising at all.

It's presumed that Fuckeinthenaveleit was an unfortunate nickname for poor Roger. Isn't it awful how you get those nick names and they just stick and never seem to go away. I mean 1311, that was 700 years ago, and here we are all calling poor Roger Fuckeinthenavel again. Wasn't it bad enough that he was outlawed?