In the Middle Ages, some of the boys destined to become knights trained from early childhood in the knightly arts. The first stage in their military apprenticeship was served as a page in a noble’s household. A page learnt not only about military matters but also about honour and courteous behaviour, especially towards women. The … Read moreThe Page – a Military Apprentice
The European Middle Ages between 800 and 1450 AD were dominated by the knight. In war, he was a skilled fighter and an armoured horse-soldier. In peacetime, he was a landowner and a ruler of men. The knight appeared at a time of great violence and bloodshed when Western Europe was attacked by the Vikings … Read moreThe Rise of the Knight
The City of Ember (The First Book of Ember) by Jeanne DuPrau is a young adult novel. It could be a prediction for today’s world, and this book is set in the future. It’s not science fiction and it’s not fantasy, it’s a story that is engaging and well thought out. It’s about a city … Read moreThe City of Ember
Now that everything seems to be working correctly, I would like to officially welcome you to my new domain. All attempts to reach the old domain will still land you on my door step, so all is well. However, if you have been kind enough to place a link on your website, I would appreciate … Read moreOfficial Opening
Welcome to karenleefield.com This is an exciting time for me. It’s the first step to many changes that are being made to all my internet communities. To celebrate my new domain name, I will shortly be implimenting a new theme – tried and tested on my test site. I hope the effects I have there, … Read moreTouch Down!
I used to use a third party website to tell me how many people were browsing this blog. However, it often stopped the page from loading quickly and I felt that was a disadvantage as we do live in an “instant” world. No one is prepared to wait for anything these days. Today, I found … Read moreUserOnline Plugin
I thought I was capable of writing a story; this story in particular, but I’m not. I can’t concentrate. The ideas swim in and are washed away much to fast. It’s like my mind is playing tricks on me, but this is my new reality. In other words, the story is not progressing. I haven’t … Read moreUpdate on “Untitled”
As discussed yesterday (I think), maybe it was the day before, I started writing a new short story. At present, it has no title, but that will come later…I hope. The first 250 words is based on the worst moment of my life, but isn’t completely true. I’ve changed some details to fit with where … Read moreNo Working Title