Following on from the picture I posted last week from a book I wrote at the age of six titled ‘900 years ago’ (which would now be ‘920 years ago…), I thought I’d post the whole thing. Why? Because I enjoy reading other people’s more personal history-related blogs. Because I find it amusing that I seemed to like history at an early age (it was kind of a love-hate relationship actually). Because it’s my blog and I can’t think of anything else to talk about this week.
Starting off with a research question, vair good. I believe that’s a ‘1′, though a second book never materialised, and I’m not actually massively into medieval history so it’s unlikely it ever will. That C in a circle should stop you from spreading it around the internet unattributed. I also noticed after I posted the photo last week that it actually has my supervisor’s name on…
Ooh, a subtitle! I suppose I can let myself off for writing description rather than doing analysis…
If one of my students had written this, I would have gone ‘examples?!’. And crossed out all those apostrophes.
I have no idea what a gorm is supposed to be, but apparently it’s been discovered at some point in the last 920 years.
I remember two history topics in infant school: ‘100 years ago’ and ‘castles’. I think I may have got confused between the two eras.
Case in point. I don’t think I really needed to include that arrow.
I suspect this wasn’t much different 100 or 900 years ago. Either way, no central heating and a fireplace in the bedroom would have been too much of an expense for many.
The one from the other day again. Creating a link to the present AND gender history. Amazing!
I even finished off by making an international connection and suggestions for future research. Awesome.
Actually, this was the only history book I wrote; most of my books were fiction, whereas nowadays I’d struggle to write a decent-length fiction book and write history by the ream. Then again, I also copied out a load of information on the digestive system, and I was never great at science…