I've just been given a Liebster Blog award by The Early Modern World! Thank you very much!
The word Liebster is German & means ‘dearest’ or ‘beloved’ but it can also mean ‘favorite’. The award is given to bloggers with around 200 followers or less in the spirit of fostering new connections, and is a nice way to show appreciation for their work.
So, in no particular order, here are my 5 picks:
Pure Medievalry ~ This is a fairly new blog written by a lovely person I discovered on Twitter (@sirthopas). He writes about a variety of topics within the medieval period aimed towards newcomers, enthusiasts, and academics alike.
Esmeralda's Cumbrian History and Folklore ~ I love this blog! It's written by @mabhmac, and is definitely worth checking out!
Seeing Symbols ~ This is another blog that I discovered through Twitter. It's written by MrsSymbols. Her posts on symbols and the symbolic are always a fascinating read.
The String of Bede's ~ The focus of this blog is Christianity and culture in Britain and Ireland, and roughly covers the period 500-1100AD. It's written by @Bede_String from Twitter, and is updated regularly with interesting posts!
Vitrearum's Church Art ~ A great blog about church art, with a focus on the medieval. There are some beautiful images on here!
Even though I don't think I'm supposed to nominate The Early Modern World back, I'd just like to make a special mention to this blog. It's written by my good friend @EMhistblog. Despite it venturing far from my comfort zone of the eleventh and twelfth centuries, the posts on there always interest me and are well written. So if you haven't read it already, head on over to The Early Modern World. It's rather good there!