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Recent updates on my website.
The people living in what is now Northern Scotland in the Late Roman and early medieval period were known to their Latin-speaking neighbours (and, by extension, to us) as Picts. They spoke a distinct language, but little if any of it survives. A small number of Pictish inscriptions using the Irish script called ogham are known. What can these tell us about the lost language of the Picts?
Elizabeth Chadwick s Marshal-Bigod family saga reaches the third generation, exploring family and social relationships in twelfth-century England through the marriage between Mahelt Marshal (daughter of William Marshal) and Hugh Bigod (son of Roger Bigod, Earl of Norfolk).
Guallauc son of Lleenauc was an important king in late sixth-century Britain. He may have ruled the British kingdom of Elmet, and fought alongside his kinsman Urien of Rheged in Bernicia. What do we know about him?
The spectacular Staffordshire Hoard, the largest collection of Anglo-Saxon precious metalwork ever found, was discovered in 2009 in the English Midlands. Better Than Gold, a children’s novel set in seventh-century England, imagines events that could lie behind the hoard and its burial, told through the eyes of the ten-year-old prince Egfrid of Bernicia during his time as a hostage in an enemy kingdom.
Ceretic was the last recorded king of the British kingdom of Elmet, and lived in the early seventh century. What do we know about him?
Sympathetic portrait of Margaret of Anjou and her role in the Wars of the Roses in fourteenth-century England.
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What is RSS ?

RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. It is a method to spread headlines and announcements around the internet. Potentially it can save people from having to trawl around websites looking for new content announcements. To make use of RSS, either another site can use the RSS feed of the first (perhaps thus becoming the automated "Everything new in historically based fiction" site), or an end user has an RSS reading tool to collect the headlines from sites of interest, and prompt the user when new material has arrived.

You can find out about RSS and RSS reading tools via various websites; suggest you put "RSS" into Google and see what you find! Or for a controlled explanation, the BBC's website has a decent introduction, if biased a bit to use by a news broadcaster.

The Carla Nayland news feed & RSS.

The homepage of this website has a "news" panel, also repeated on this page.

If you have a RSS reading tool (below), then you can subscribe to the RSS feed at http://www.carlanayland.org/rss/rss.xml
or you could drag the RSS symbol onto your reading tool.
The Webmaster has added an XSL style sheet so that the raw RSS page makes sense to most current browsers.

RSS Reading Tools.

I recommend that you search for tools as things are changing rapidly. The following is the webmaster's understanding in February 2006.

Windows Internet Explorer does not directly support RSS, though there are third-party plugin applications, and stand-alone Windows applications (both free and paid-for). Internet Explorer should support RSS in version 7.

Mozilla Firefox has limited RSS support for the headline, but not the body of the message (using "live bookmarks"), or there are various plugins for Firefox, such as "Wizz RSS".

Mozilla Thunderbird (the mail tool) has support for RSS; using an email-like tool is an alternative way of viewing RSS information and receiving notifications of changes. There are RSS plugins for Microsoft Outlook (and I guess Microsoft Outlook Express).

Apple Mac users have full RSS support in the current Apple Safari browser.

There are numerous web-based news tools, which can aggregate RSS files from multiple places.