Tag Archives: ancestry

A Beautiful Piece of Storytelling

A beautiful piece of story telling. The Murder of Maid Marian, is the eighth story in my collected works for Halloween. This is not a terrifying story, it is actually very sad and beautifully told. If you like a bedtime story, this is perfect for you. The tragic element of this tale, is the nature …

Ragnvald ‘the wise of More’ “Count of Maer” EYSTEINSSON (830 – 894)

Stormforge Saga Book One The Jarl of More

Pedigree and descent from Ragnvald the Wise Below is an outlined pedigree of my descent from The Jarl of More, this is one of hundreds of links I have to this famous Viking Jarl who lived 1200 years ago. The period is also important mathematically as scholars believe that all living people today that have …

An Artificial Apology

The following work is a ballad written in 1540 by William Graye titled ‘An Artificial Apology’, this is a religious piece and an attack on Thomas Smith (1513 – 1577), regarding the reformation Catholics vs Protestants. This is Ballad #11 of 12 known as the Cromwell Ballads. The work is notably important in regards to …

Writing about your Ancestors

I have been writing about my Ancestors now for a few years, namely by publishing short stories of their lives on my family history blog. Only recently have I decided to bring their lives to print and create their story simply from the fabric of history and the records they appear in. There are lots …