O illustrious Queen of Titania You touch a very interesting point namely how to change history. I have done detailed calculations (though nothing as genius as my protagonist supposedly did) and settled on creating a forest-fire East of Tettenhall in 910. I actually think murdering King Edward the Elder would (1) be pretty hard for a stranger who cant even speak the 10th century lingua and (2) not have the desired effect because he had a succession plan in place, the turd! This particular battle can be changed by merely delaying Edward's army so that they join the battle too late. Actually it was a massive tactical blunder to allow two halves of a separated army to join before a battle, but that is what happens when soldiers are drunk. I don't necessarily want Edward to die, I just want to nip the rise of England in the bud. In terms of Hastings you are correct, changing that would have a massive effect but it would be much too hard. Killing William while surrounded by a few thousand vicious Normans would be out of the question. The protagonist has the easy ability to poison a large quantity of water but at Hastings that would not ensure anything even if it kills a hundred. William won because an archery champion sadly eliminated Harold. So 910 AD it is, and creating a forest fire would not be too hard if one can survive the journey. It was a dry month (the River Tame was almost dry) and there apparently was a handy forest in exactly the right place. I recently visited the site whereas Hastings (or Battle Town, to be more precise) I've never seen. This project is under ugly construction currently. I might place something else, which has already been exposed on the web, under "portfolios" on this esteemed board when I have time, but the quality on this board is slightly intimidating. My minute little treasure of hard-copy published work is not in English, unfortunately. Sincerely, J.