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


23.12.13
  Merry Christmas

I wish everyone a blessed and merry Christmas.

I hope you'll find time in all that Christmas stress to curl up in your favourite spot for a bit, with a glass of wine, some gingerbread (or whatever you like), and a good book.

Candelabra in the cathedral of Speyer, by Burghildis Roth

I'm waiting for the chronicle of Ailred of Rievaulx to arrive in the library (someone else reads it right now; how dare they, lol) because it's supposed to have a detailed account of the Battle of the Standard at Northallerton where King David fought against King Stephen's army - the topic of my next post.

 
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Merry Christmas, dear Gabriele! Be patient with the chronicle you're waiting for and we promise to be patient while waiting for the afore-mentioned post :-)
 
Merry Christmas Gabriele - I was wondering what festive picture you'd post - it's always traditional - and you've kept up the standard yet again -it's beautiful!
 
Happy Christmas, Gabriele! Best wishes for the new year.
 
A belated Merry Christmas, Gabriele. May your New Year be blessed and filled the creativity you seek.
 
Thank you, Kasia, Anerje, Carla, and Barbara.
 
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The Lost Fort is a blog based on my travels in Germany, the UK and other places, 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.

All texts (except comments by guests) and photos (if no other copyright is noted) on this blog are copyright of Gabriele Campbell.

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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. :-)


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