Caesars, Mining, and Wales

…That Caesar invaded Britain (or tried to) at least in part to get access tin deposits? A generation or more later Claudius ordered a full scale invasion in 43 AD. That one stuck. One of the attractions that time was lead. Romans were heavy users of metals of all kinds, and as they spread out […]

Slaves or Thinkers?

Highlighting Historical Romance with Rue Allen who continues here series on Medieval Women: Slaves to Convention or Independent Thinkers (Part two of three) In the first of my posts [published here on Sept. 5, 2019] about Medieval women and the common mis-conceptions about them, I discussed the holy women of the time, Abbesses, Anchoresses and […]