Category Archives: Christmas

The Christmas Lord of Misrule in Kingdom of Rebels

As part of this Christmas season blog hop by members of the Historical Writers Forum, I’ve chosen to revisit a Christmas scene with a difference. A persistent, though occasional, medieval Christmas tradition was the election by lot of a ‘Lord … Continue reading

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Christmas Bloghop!

So, the Best Supporting Role Bloghop comes to a fitting end with Helen Hollick’s character from the Sea Witch stories: Claude de la Rue. http://ow.ly/If7v307dn4M Check out the other characters below: The Bloghop is hosted by the marvellous Helen Hollick. … Continue reading

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Historical Fiction Cover of the Year

Yes, I’ve been absent for a while because I’ve been girding my loins for one final, festive, extra-special Historical Fiction Cover Bonanza. It’s the Cover of the Year Award. It’s new and exciting and shiny and different – come to … Continue reading

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The Boar’s Head Carol and Why I Remember It.

  And now for something completely… well, seasonal… as part of a December Blog Hop organised by IndieBRAG. The Boar’s Head Carol is pretty distinctive and easily recognised by the fact that it starts with the line: “The boar’s head … Continue reading

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