Because, America, that’s why.
The reason I decided upon a medieval theme is simply because I think that’s the most interesting part of human history. The Crusades. The Arab Conquest. Byzantium. The power of the Church. The Black Death. All of it. I love it all. Yeah, I just admitted to loving the Black Death. Eh.
Because I don’t have a time machine, I figured the next best thing would be to theme my blog around the period. You’ll notice my header is King Harold II of England getting his shit ruined by a Norman arrow. All of my links have been labeled with silly sounding names that evoke (well, it should…) images of poorly dressed peasants, noble knights, ferocious Vikings, epic quests, and other stereotypes of the era. Don’t get me wrong; I’m a bona fide medieval historian, but I realize folks have to have fun with it too. Hence all the goofy sounding links.
Yeah, it’s a bit different, but then again, I wasn’t ever normal to begin with. Whereas my friends happily watch football every Sunday, I’m researching the differences between broadswords and longswords. This blog is essentially an outlet for me to voice some of my thoughts about the topic, because, really, no one knows what the hell I’m talking about when I think the Varangians were certified, Grade-A badasses.
If the medieval thing isn’t your mug of mead, well hopefully I can convince you otherwise. It really is a period of history that gets the short end of the stick in my opinion. I won’t restrict myself to simply medieval history, because I think every bit of humanity deserves some recognition, but it will be the most prevalent.
I hope you enjoy reading about my physical exploits as I tinge them with dripping sarcasm and obscure historical references. Who knows? You might learn something new and then decide you want to be a Viking yourself. Take up your broadsword and follow me!