Time and distance has been giving me headaches this week.
In my wip, the boys are making their way to Middleham.
Sadly, this beautiful castle, Middleham Castle, King Richard III’s home-in-the-north, was only being built at the time. They would have seen the first stage of development – maybe the foundations – as they were passing through and stopping off at Middleham’s market. Taking the time to admire the pictures from the English Heritage site is not good use of time but I’m happy I have an excuse to admire the images of the castle. It has to be said that the castle itself – up-close and enormous - is even more impressive.
In 1203, the roads would have been familiar to any Roman/Romano Briton who was able to travel forward in time. I know a lot more about lych ways, carthorse routes, and drover paths than is reasonable. Then there’s the problem of looking for fords and ferries. In England, the great age of stone-bridge building was during the reign of King John.
DON'T YOU HATE IT WHEN YOU FIND AN ARCHVILLAIN HAS DONE ANYTHING GOOD?