Category: Writing

Margaret of Brotherton, suo jure Duchess of Norfolk

📜 Margaret of Brotherton, older sister of Alice of Norfolk and who led a much more documented life than Alice, gains a chapter to herself in my current work in progress on these two granddaughters of Edward I 📜 It appears an intelligent and independent Margaret was astute when it came to managing her vast … Continue reading Margaret of Brotherton, suo jure Duchess of Norfolk

Early Hospitals – Quote from A History of Nursing

  As early as the fourth century AD, an early hospital called a xenodochium (also known as xenodocheion) was established by Basil of Caesarea, also known as Saint Basil the Great (c AD 329/330 – c379). In A History of Nursing (1907), Nutting and Dock note that due to an urgent need to care for … Continue reading Early Hospitals – Quote from A History of Nursing

A Small Corner of a Forgotten Landscape

A Small Corner of a Forgotten Landscape

Northwick, in South Gloucestershire, was first mentioned in the Cartularium Saxonicum of 955 A.D. as Norowican.  Wic/Wick meant dairy farm.  It is in an ecological sensitive area with masses of history and archaeological evidence showing how the salt marshes leading down to the Severn Estuary have been utilised by peoples over millenia.  The area has … Continue reading A Small Corner of a Forgotten Landscape