Friday, 11 April 2014

"K" is for Book of Kells, Kindergartens and more


The Book of Kells from the 8th century is one of the finest illuminated manuscripts we have of the gospels written in Latin by Monks. It has links to St Columba of Iona and the research I've been doing for my novel.

St Kenelm is an English Saint, the son of Kenwulf King of Mercia, in the 9th century. He was 7 years old when his sister ordered his murder at Clent in Worcestershire. 

St Kentigern is the patron Saint of Glasgow (c.510-600AD) and is said to have founded it's Cathedral.


We have the Kestrel which is a small hawk or European falcon.

Also, all the Kings in history and King Arthur's
 
Knights of the Round Table, the well known tale told by Thomas Malory in the late 15th century. "Le Morte d'Arthur" became one of the earliest books to be printed in England by William Caxton in 1485.

I've fundraised for the Ifakara Bakery Project Charity http://www.ibpfreebread.com/  which established 
kindergartens in Tanzania where young children are given bread when they attend "school".
 

And the kettle is always waiting for me in the kitchen at home. 

Thank you for visiting the Hope and Dreams Blog. I'll be posting "L" here on Monday to continue the A-Z Blog Challenge.