Congratulations to the five blogs and esteemed historians whose efforts represent the very best of History blogging. The 2009 Cliopatria Awards include a best writer award for our blogfriend 'The Headsman' at Executed Today. I had the privilege of putting him in nomination in this category and could not be happier for him and for the history blogging community that the judges were as taken with his work as I am.
"Given its format — the story behind a different historical execution, every day — Executed Today could by rights be monotonous and depressing. It is testament to “The Headsman’s” skills as a writer and storyteller that his blog is nothing of the sort. An engaging and astonishingly prolific blogger, The Headsman writes witty and accessible prose, jumps from continent to continent and century to century with ease, and despite two years of daily blogging he is still finding new things to do with his premise."
Great stuff in this new class of Clios. Be sure to check them out.