Barr Hill Roman Fort/Medio Nemeton – location in Wrath of the Picts

Some of the action in my new Warrior Druid of Britain novel, Wrath of the Picts, takes place in and around Barr Hill Roman Fort, which is located along the Antonine Wall (check out my older posts about other sites along the Wall, at Castlehill and Duntocher). This place made an appearance in The Northern... Continue Reading →

The Northern Throne location – Duncryne Hill/The Dumpling

If you've read book 3 in my Warrior Druid of Britain Chronicles you'll probably remember there's a chapter or two which take place around a hill known as 'The Dumpling'. That's its modern name so, although dumplings weren't called that in post-Roman Britain, I thought it a suitably rustic, evocative and downright suitable name, so... Continue Reading →

Stunning Dunnottar Castle during the Scottish winter! My latest research trip, just look at those views!

Last year I visited Dunadd Hill Fort to research my novel┬áSong of the Centurion and it was not only a worthwhile trip, but a fantastic way to spend time with my daughter (my son wasn't well so the wife had to stay home with him). Click HERE to see those pics. This year we went... Continue Reading →

Dunadd Hill Fort and The Druid

When writing my previous Forest Lord novels I was working a full time job, and, as a father of small children, it wasn't really possible to travel south to research the locations I was writing about. But my new Warrior Druid of Britain series, although it still includes many parts of England as settings, sees... Continue Reading →

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