A gallery of images to help fuel your imagination for what Alfred’s world was like

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What had Gwendolyn just revealed to Alfred when he cut the rose and tucked it into her hair?  (Hint:  The answer is in Second Son.)


In the 14th century, the poorest people often had no clothing other than what they were wearing. If one had enough means to own 2 or 3 garments, the ones not in use would be hung on pegs. Rich merchants and the nobility, however, had sumptuous wardrobes, but closets as we understand them today didn’t exist. Clothing was stored in chests, often elaborately carved like this example.

Although it’s possible for lambs to be born early in the year, they’re more frequently born in spring. Ewes with young lambs are a common sight in April and May. One year, though, Alfred was particularly happy to come across some early lambs. Find out why in Second Son. And enjoy the cuties below.

Tapestries on the walls were for decoration, certainly, but during the winter months, they also provided insulation from the cold stone walls.

By the 13th and 14th centuries, hammer beam ceilings were becoming more elaborate, some even with Gothic decoration.



If you’ve been following the Chronicles, then you know who sent the message. Hint: The answer is in My Father, My King.




Alfred was on a mission for the king when Lord Egon first admired Star Dancer. Which king? What was the mission? And what did Alfred suggest to Egon following this exchange? (Hint: The answers are in My Father, My King.)

(Hint: The answer is in My Father, My King.)