April 11, 2024

While researching for my historical fiction book, The Falconer’s Apprentice, I came across a work entitled The Art of Falconry, also known as De Arte Venandi Cum Avibus. The author of this treatise on ornithology and falconry, written in Latin the 1240s, was Frederick II of Hohenstaufen, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. The history…

March 19, 2020

Imagine traveling on horseback through the gently rolling hills and open plains of Apulia with its olive groves, stands of pines and holm oak, and almond trees. It’s hot, the air leaves you feeling dry and parched, and your eyes hurt from the strain of the bright sun. Then, adjusting your hat, you happen to…

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