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The gruesome crowd; a true medieval ghost story from Normandy

Vintage postcard of Saint-Aubin-de-Bonneval Normandy

This week our postcard match is a tiny village in the Orne region of Normandy. Here in the 11th century lived the priest Walkelin and it is his, terrifying, ghost story our guest blogger re-tells today.   Our blogger is Orderic Vitalis; Benedictine monk, 11/12th century chronicler and friend of Walkelin.

Just a few more watercolours of Normandy by Gordon C. Home – guest artist blogger

Today our blogger is regular guest Gordon Cochrane Home.  A watercolour artist, traveller and writer, Gordon visited Normandy at the beginning of the 20th century. Gordon is sharing beautiful illustrations of Avranches, the river Seine, Lisieux, Coutances and Bayeux. These paintings first appeared in his book 'Normandy Illustrated, the Scenery & Romance

The ghastly end of the cruellest corsair, in Barfleur – guest blogger!

Barfleur postcard

After last week’s post we’ve had lots of people ask about the corsair Gilles le Marchant, Sieur de Raffoville and godson of gentle Gilles de Gouberville.  Did we know more about him and what was his bloody end?  Well yes we do know a bit, our guest blogger knows quite

Watercolours of Normandy by Gordon C. Home – guest artist blogger

Our guest blogger is Gordon Cochrane Home.  An artist, traveller and writer, Gordon visited Normandy at the beginning of the 20th century. This week Gordon is sharing illustrations of chateau Gaillard, Saint-Lô, Ouistreham, Domfront, Vire, Rouen and a Normandy farm. These paintings first appeared in his book 'Normandy Illustrated, the Scenery & Romance

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