Discover the city of York in a guide written for visitors by a visitor to the city.City life York explores the history of the city and its origins and follows the journey forward in time to the city of York today. York Minster and the Shambles along with the varied museums are covered along with the rich Roman, Viking, Saxon and later time periods of the city forged by the varied settlers and native populations of York since its early days as a Celtic farming settlement between the rivers Fosse and Ouse. Home once to Roman emperors Severus and Constantine who was crowned emperor in the Roman city of Ebroracum modern day York.
Later Edwin one of the first powerful English kings was baptized in the Anglo- Saxon city of Eforwic by Paulinus in 627 A.D.in a wooden church called St Peters, beside what would later become York Minster.
Later Viking Jorvik was ruled by varied Kings such as Raegnald, who was the first Norse King of Jorvik IN 919 A.D.
York continued to be at the centre of Anglo- Norman England and later Angevin England. With the elites of both time periods connected with the city of York that saw King Edward III married to Philippa of Hainault in York Minster on Jan 24th 1328 A.D.
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Halidon Hill was A major battle of the Scottish war of independence in 1333 A.D. and it was the first battle of England’s greatest warrior king and tactician Edward III.
Edward III reigned for fifty years restoring order and stability along with peoples faith in the crown and kingdom of England after the chaos under his fathers reign that delivered rebellion and civil war in England plus border raids in the North and war with Scotland.
Robert the Bruce inflicted a crushing defeat on his rival Edward II and England In the battle of Bannockburn in 1314 A.D. which gave Scotland momentum in the quest for Scottish independence which was achieved in 1328 A.D.
Edward III in 1330 A.D. threw off the control of his regents Roger Mortimer and Isabella the she wolf is Mother and vowed to restore order in the North and borders by reducing the power and threat of the Bruce regime in Scotland.
He first backed the disinherited lords and Edward Baliol in his quest to be crowned King of Scotland.
It was first Dupplin Moor in 1332 A.D. and later Halidon Hill in 1333 A.D. that provided the English army and Edward III with a blueprint for their future battles and campaigns in France from 1337 A.D. known today as the hundred years war.
Edward III claimed the French throne against Philip VI from the cadet Valois family in France and he pushed his own claim being a closer direct blood relative to the last Capetian king of France Charles IV via his mother Isabella the she wolf of France.
Explore the history and build up towards the battle of Halidon Hill IN 1333 A.D. and to the period after Halidon Hill that saw the beginning of the the hundred year war with France.
Complex Anglo- Norman politics and relations influenced and created opportunities for the ambitious barons and elites in both Scotland and England many held lands in both kingdoms whilst others controlled lands in the Welsh Borderlands and Ireland further complicating the politics and the alliances forged by all.
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Explore the Atlantis legend from its origins in the prehistoric world and its transmission through time.
Neith the mother deity of Libya and the ancient world and her followers retained the memory of their homeland named Atlantis and her sacred scribes recorded these in writing and retained the Atlantis legend in the library archives of her temple in Sais Egypt.
It was these writings that Solon one of the seven sages of Greece and lawgiver of Ancient Athens 594 B.C. was shown by the sacred priest Sonchis on his visit to Egypt circa 590 B.C.
Solon recorded Atlantis in poem form and this was then handed down through his close family before Plato a future family relative of Solon via Dropides discovered the poem and reanimated Atlantis in his book Timaeus and Critias from circa 361-348 B.C.
It was K.T. Frost who associated the Atlantis so richly reanimated by Plato with the new Minoan world discovered on Crete by Arthur Evans and many fellow archaeologists on varied temple sites such as Knossos, Phaistos, Malia and in his article titled ‘The Lost Continent.’ published in the times on Feb 19th 1909 K. T Frost detailed the connections between Atlantis and the Minoan World of Crete.
He later produced a paper in 1913 printed in full in the Journal of Hellenic Studies
titled ”The Critias and Minoan Crete.”
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Since the dawn of time deities have inspired and influenced ancient peoples and cultures shaping the world we live in today.
Heaven Earth and Time explores the ancient worlds varied deities and the world in which they existed and the people who looked to for them guidance in an ever changing world.
Heavenly deities and Deities from another realm being earthbound deities of the underworld which in ancient times did not have the association competing and later religions and their followers delivered upon them going forwards.
What connected all these deities was the spirituality and belief systems that developed all revolved around order and the adoption of laws.
With cult rituals ceremonies performed that saw the ancient societies people have a shared identity in a world dominated by the early clans and extended family units that had controlled the ancient world during the transition of the hunter gatherer way of life to the semi nomadic and then settled way of life.
People began to switch from the old hunter gatherer way of life to a life based on rearing domesticated animals based in small settlements that developed into villages and over time towns and eventually the great ancient cities that were a feature of the Mesopotamian world.
With the first settlements becoming villages and strongholds in the Levant, Anatolia, Syria and Mesopotamia people developed their beliefs and the deities performed a vital role they were seen as guardians of the varied cities each city having a deity associated with their city in these early societies and settlements helping to shape the development of civilizations around the ancient world.
A Novel set in the ancient world Sicania Rising covers the battle for power over the ancient sea trade routes that connect the Eastern and Western world with rival fleets all competing for control over the Mediterranean high seas and world.
Phaecian fleets sail into the Western waters around the burning islands of Sicania to confront their rivals in sea battles looking to secure alliances with the Sicanians and defeat the rebels and their foreign allies in a campaign that ends in the legendary battle of Camicus the ancient stronghold and capital of Sicania.
Legendary figures take part in the campaign commanding their powerful fleets into sea battles that will decide the future of the Mediterranean island empire of the Phaecians.
A travel guide covering the island of Sicily penned by a visitor for visitors take a tour around the varied cities of Sicily and explore the varied sites on the island shaped by the varied settlers and cultures on the island during its long history.
Each culture adding its own unique styles that have shaped the islands history.
Tour of Sicily offers a guide to the islands sites and history covering the burning islands breath taking views from Mount Etna to Syracuse, Agrigento, Palermo, Monreale, Taormina and Giardini Naxos among other cities are covered on the Tour of Sicily…
Follow the long journey of the ancient Sun and Archer deity Paiawon Apollo from his origins in the East through varied lands the deity worshipped around the Mesopotamian and Akkadian world.
His cult accepted in the varied lands the Hurrians export his worship into Anatolian lands and from Anatolia the deity travels via the Mediterranean islands to Rhodes Delos and Crete to Mainland Greece.
Sacred sites and islands are established from where the Sun and Archer deity through his oracle priestesses and priests deliver the deities sacred words in oracle form
A story set around the streets of York following the ghost walks of York a reporter looking to pen an article for his magazine finds himself embroiled in events that he becomes a part of when strange happenings see him looking for answers on the evenings events.
He somehow becomes the conduit for the figures who are able to communicate via a time wormhole connected with his hotel room opposite Clifford’s Mount.
Will he be able to discover the mystery of his room and the figures that keep appearing across history and time?