There have been posts about medieval horses before, including some about how these animals were named, but the image above shows another list of such names. I have a book on my shelf that I haven’t dipped into for….um, longer than I care to remember! It’s called Chivalry by Léon Gauthier and was first published… Continue reading A list of names for medieval horses….
We have already shown how Shakespeare was inadvertently influenced by contemporary or earlier events in setting details – names, events, badges or physical resemblance – for his Hamlet, King Lear and Richard III. What of Romeo and Juliet, thought to have been written between 1591-5 and first published, in quarto form, in 1597? The most… Continue reading History and cultural history (III)
My sister was looking up names to choose one for the hero of her novel and so I thought I’d check out the meaning of Richard. I have added my own words in italics Wikipedia says: The Germanic first or given name Richard derives from German, French, and English “ric” (ruler, leader, king) and “hard”… Continue reading A Rose by (Any Other) This Name…Richard