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Bronze Age Bog Body

Bronze Age Bog Body . . . isn’t that a great title? It refers to the fact that in Ireland, in a peat bog, a partial corpse was found, and amazingly, the remains were dated to around 4,000 years ago. Nova … Continue reading

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Death Speaker’s Facebook Page

The book (Death Speaker) has a Facebook page, and while I don’t always take the time to write an essay on this blog, on that page I try to post something of interest about Gaul or the Celts everyday. Just … Continue reading

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Map of the Ancient Celtic World

This new book-The Discovery of Middle Earth: Mapping the Lost World of the Celts-is reviewed in The Guardian and in  a Telegraph article and review. I must have it. But I don’t yet, so I’ll just summarize  . . . better … Continue reading

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The Making of a Book Trailer

I’m not quite sure what to do with it–besides telling all my friends to check it out on YouTube, of course–but Death Speaker now has a beautiful book trailer, and I am very proud. I shouldn’t be too proud because … Continue reading

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Iron Age Helmet Found in Britain

Using a metal detector, someone turned up an Iron Age helmet on a farm in Canterbury, Kent, where the Cantiaci tribe once lived. The bronze helmet dates to around 55 BC, and experts speculate that it was made on the … Continue reading

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Battle of the Sabis

Seems like a thousand years (or a bit over 30 generations) since I had occasion to actually write about Gaul. But I came across a  marvellous website devoted to the  Battle of the Sabis by a group called Livius. The Battle … Continue reading

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Carnyx: Celtic Battle Horn

The carnyx was the Celts’ battle horn. It had a brass boar’s head–or some other fearsome animal–at the top, which stood two meters above the men who held it. Probably emitted an eerie, terrifying sound. In my novel, my heroine … Continue reading

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Crossroad Markers

Crossroads appear in Death Speaker. As one ghost tells Emyn, “A crossroads is a dangerous place to tarry.” At a crossroads, the boundaries of the physical and spirit worlds meet and under the right circumstances, ghosts could venture into our … Continue reading

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