Bard of Burgh Conan

Biography

Bard of Burgh Conan is the pen name Christopher Webster uses for his writing about his home town, Conisbrough. He was brought up in Conisbrough, went to Station Road School, and has lived at various times on Daylands Avenue, Roberts Avenue and Castle Avenue. The town, with its rich history and magnificent castle, has been an important influence in his life and has inspired some of his best work, hence his pen-name, Bard of Burgh Conan (from a medieval form of the town’s name). He read English at St David’s, Lampeter and Leeds University, and is now a teacher and writer. His first educational publication was Poetry Through Humour and Horror (Cassell, 1987). This was followed by many more educational publications including books for KS3 and GCSE English Language and Literature published by Hodder, and the best-selling 100 Literacy Hours (Scholastic, 1997/2005). He has also published several novels and some volumes of poetry under his own name. His writing about Conisbrough includes Crusader, The Abduction of Lady Alice, Richard of Conisbrough, The Poet and the Castle, Conisbrough Tales, Coal Dust Kisses and three books of short stories.

Where to buy in print


Books

The Siege of Conisbrough Castle
Price: Free! Words: 10,960. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
In 1317, Eubulo le Strange abducted Lady Alice de Laci from Pontefract Castle. Her husband, the Earl of Lancaster, laid siege to Conisbrough Castle to get her back.
Allan-a-Dale at Conisbrough Castle
Price: Free! Words: 25,250. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Romance » Historical
A story of amour courtois, senile lust, and true love based on the traditional ballad: Robin Hood and Allan-a-Dale.
The White Rose and the Red
Price: Free! Words: 8,490. Language: British English. Published: July 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Poetry » Medieval
The Battle of Wakefield, from a Conisbrough perspective. Richard Duke of York makes a rash sally from Sandal Castle only to find that he is facing 20,000 Lancastrians.
Zengi
Price: Free! Words: 13,050. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
Zengi - leader of the jihad against the crusader states - as seen through the eyes of Fadel, his court poet.
Cyra the Byzantine Siren
Price: Free! Words: 13,470. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
A crusader knight is distracted from his high ideals by Cyra, a dancing girl in a Constantinople wine shop.
Crusader
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 66,020. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
The adventures of William de Warenne and his squire on the Second Crusade.

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