Roman and Mediaeval History, Illlustrated Travel Journals, Mediaeval Literature, Geology

  Five Historical Persons You'd Like to Meet

Got that one from Alex.

Albrecht von Wallenstein, Duke of Friedland
One of my favourite historical characters for a long time. Thirty Years War general with an interesting personal history and a fascinating, enigmatic character. Golo Mann's biography of him is one of my favourite books.

Heinrich (Henry) 'the Lion' Duke of Saxony
Another fascinating character who has long held my interest. His main seat in Braunschweig is only about an hours drive from where I live. He plays a role in Kings and Rebels though the novel doesn't cover his later quarrels with the Emperor Friedrich Barbarossa. I've some ideas about a novel featuring him as main character.

Widukind, leader of the Saxons
One of Charlemagne's main opponents for many years. The one I've always rooted for. The county song of Lower Saxony (where I live) still praises him, "Heil, Widukinds Stamm". *grin

Snorri Sturlason
Mediaeval Icelandic poet, writer, and politician.

Friedrich von Schiller
Early 19th century German writer, historian and philosopher. I prefer him to his even more famous friend Goethe.

The links are Wikipedia; the usual cautions apply. The facts are mostly ok, the conclusions debatable.

The Lost Fort is a blog based on my travels in Germany, the UK, Scandinavia, and other places (like Flanders and the Baltic States), with essays on Roman and Mediaeval history illustrated with lots of photos of old castles, cathedrals, Roman remains, and beautiful landscapes. You may also find the odd essay about geology or Mediaeval literature.

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I'm a blogger from Germany with a MA in Literature and History which doesn't pay my bills, so I use it to research blogposts instead. I'm interested in everything Roman and Mediaeval, avid reader and sometimes writer, opera enthusiast, traveller with a liking for foreign languages and odd rocks, photographer, and tea aficionado. And an old-fashioned blogger who hasn't yet gotten an Instagram account. :-)