Friday, 12 November 2010

November 3rd, 854

"I got a diary for my birthday last month, but I didn't know what to write in it, so I waited until I knew. Louis said I should write about myself and I think that's a good idea.

I am Judith and I am ten years old en I live with my Mum Ermentrude and my Dad Charles and my little brother Louis. He is sick a lot and he stutters, but I like him. Dad is away a lot to fight and then Louis and I can play a bit more. When he is home we have to study a lot. I have a little cat called Pippin and Louis has a dog that is black and white."

This is a fictional diary of a factual person: Judith of West-Francia. She is one of my foremothers.

The portrait is an impression by German artist Laumee Fries. You can find more of her work here.


  1. That's great, Mara, I hope you continue.
    Luv, K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  2. Kay's right. Very cool. Makes history all the more interesting when you can relate family to it.

  3. Am I mistaken or was that picture not there when I commented 25 minutes ago?

  4. What a lovely thing to embark on.

  5. What an interesting story. I went over and read the link.

  6. It is so cool that you have found those things.

  7. What a great and interesting idea!

  8. I like your little historical cameos - loved the photo of the White Cliffs of Dover


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