Category Archives: History

Posts which deal with actual rather than fictional history

Book Feature: Blood Feud by Stuart Rudge

Today I am featuring a book by an up and coming author I’ve only recently stumbled across, Stuart Rudge. His new book, Blood Feud, is the sequel to The Rise of a Champion in the series entitled The Legend of … Continue reading

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The Ladies of the Magna Carta – a Review

I am absolutely delighted that my blog has the honour of being the final stop on a blog tour to celebrate: The Ladies of the Magna Carta by Sharon Bennett Connolly. Sharon Bennett Connolly is fast becoming the go-to historian if … Continue reading

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Author interview – Mercedes Rochelle

Mercedes Rochelle has just published The King’s Retribution, the second book, of her series set in the England of Richard II and I’m delighted to host the penultimate spot on her book’s blog tour. If you read A KING UNDER … Continue reading

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Authors Without Borders – Free Historical Fiction for those Staying At Home

Authors Without Borders is a group of fabulous historical fiction authors, including: Ben Kane, Simon James Atkinson Turney, Ruth Downie, Douglas Jackson, Christian G. Cameron, Simon Scarrow, Gordon Doherty LJ Trafford, Alex Gough, Sam Taw – and me. Our aim is to write stories … Continue reading

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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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The Historical Writers Forum brings you… An Interview with Lady Nicholaa de Haye

In 1228, the monk, Hereticus, talks to Lady Nicholaa de Haye, one of the staunchest defenders of the king and his kingdom, at her manor at Swaton in Lincolnshire, as he gathers information for his forthcoming blockbuster chronicle: The Last … Continue reading

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Who Is Eleanor Elder?

Lady Eleanor is a leading character in my two series set during the Wars of the Roses: Rebels & Brothers and the Craft of Kings. Of all the characters in all the books, she is the one who regularly – … Continue reading

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Coming soon from the Historical Writers Forum

Lady Eleanor Elder has been a very popular character with readers throughout two series of books about the Elder family set during the Wars of the Roses. Don’t miss her candid interview with author Sharon Bennett Connolly.

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Where the History Podcasts meet the Historical Fiction…

Since I started producing my series of Wars of the Roses podcasts,  quite a number of people have asked me how my historical fiction stories dovetail in with the non-fiction podcasts – or not! Until now I haven’t really thought … Continue reading

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Review: Silk and the Sword by Sharon Bennett Connelly

Silk and the Sword: The Women of the Norman Conquest The Norman Conquest is, I suppose, a period about which we all know at least a little bit. We have heard of Harold Godwinson, William the Conqueror and perhaps Harald … Continue reading

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