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Ye Olde Fake English

Ye Olde Fake English

I often pore through old correspondence and antique books as part of my research. Reading those letters and books isn’t always easy. Wordy, run-on sentences, unusual phrases and uncommon words makes it incredibly frustrating to fully comprehend what educated men wrote all those years ago. How different our language has since become and how much […]

The Big and Small

The Big and Small

Most of us don’t spare much thought about animals in the Middle Ages, but it is a topic much discussed and argued by medieval aficionados. What is undisputable is that medieval animals were considerably smaller than modern day animals, but how much smaller? A modern adult cow can weigh anywhere between 1000lbs to 1800lbs (453kgs […]

Meet Historical Fiction Author from New Zealand Paul W. Feenstra

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS Tell us about yourself: Where do you live?  I currently live in Waverley Beach, New Zealand. It’s a small, picturesque, rural and remote beach in the South Taranaki region of the North Island. While there are about 50 homes here, only 8 people live here full-time, I’m #8 How long have you lived there? […]