As it's the anniversary of the death of William Marshal today in 1219, here is a snippet of info about the town of Chepstow. The promontory that Chepstow Castle and surrounds sit on appears to have never been inhabited prehistorically or by the Romans; Chepstow only became settled once the castle had been built between … Continue reading Chepstow – the origins of settlement
… there is a lot of interesting stuff around in the history world at the moment as we remember the famous Battle of Hastings. But here's a snippet from a place a lot of people wouldn't have heard of but Harold - as earl of Wessex - did and, according to tradition, had attempted to … Continue reading Portskewett – Neolithic burial chambers, Roman temples and King Harold …
Ten years ago, whilst doing my nursing Teaching & Assessing qualification, I had to do a ten-minute presentation (on the diabetic foot ulcer of all things) to six people, including my tutor. The build-up of nerves was awful, I spoke too quickly and exhaled a huge sigh of relief afterwards. I now find myself partaking … Continue reading Chepstow Presentation and Book Signing
To celebrate the release of Secret Chepstow, here is snippet from the book It is hard to believe Chepstow was once such a busy, bustling, international trading port. According to the booklet The Chepstow Story by The Chepstow Society, a port developed in Chepstow shortly after the Normans came to power and early shipping is mentioned … Continue reading The Ancient Port of Chepstow
I've been very quiet on here of late of which I apologise - I have been scribbling and researching away every spare moment for my third book A History of Nursing. The deadline approaches and the day job gets in the way more and more! However, Secret Chepstow, due for release on 15th August, is on Amazon's Top … Continue reading Secret Chepstow – Included in Amazon’s Top New Releases!
Good morning ... I have been busy looking at setting up a website but unfortunately I am a technophobe! However, at the moment I'm torn between upgrading this blog or starting afresh with Wix. I have found that easy to use so far so we'll see but would be interesting in hearing people's experiences. For … Continue reading The Secret Life of Chepstow