So much to see, so little time.

July 18, 2010

English Heritage carrier bag resting on Legionary shield

Just spent the afternoon enjoying the spectacular English Heritage Festival of History over at Kelmarsh Hall.

It’s always fascinating to be in the company of people who love what they do, and consequently do it very well indeed. Sadly the same can’t be said for my attempts to capture the atmosphere on video, which portray variously:

1) an empty field

2) The distant tail end of the Roman Army marching out of frame

3) The Roman Army marching three paces and then halting in mid-step.

There are a few marginally more competent photographs across on the  Facebook page.

I completely forgot to photograph the beautiful display of Roman medical instruments laid on by Steve Wagstaff and partner Fiona, but am  now the proud owner of a reproduction Roman cataract needle. (Gruesome, or what?)

Meanwhile, having sized up all the options on offer, Husband has declared that he fancies being a Viking. Evidently you can be hairy and shout a lot. If that weren’t fun enough, there’s always the prospect of a little pillage.

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  1. Just a quick note to tell you that I am an absolute fan. I thoroughly enjoyed the 1st 2 books in the series and am anxious to read the 3rd.

    All best wishes!

    • That’s good to hear, Allan – thanks! Ruso 3 should be available at all good bookshops – and libraries – now.

      Best wishes,


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