Category Archives: History

Posts which deal with actual rather than fictional history

Review: Roman Conquests: Britain by Simon Elliott

I am very honoured to man the last marching fort of Simon Elliott’s Roman Conquest Blog Tour. The story of Rome’s conquest – and apparently endless re-conquest – of Britain is a long and complex one that lasted for around … Continue reading

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Book Launch: Master of Battle by Stuart Rudge

Today I am delighted to celebrate a new book by fellow author Stuart Rudge, Master of Battle which is the exhilarating fourth instalment of the Legend of the Cid. Peace reigns in the Kingdom of Leon-Castile, and Antonio Perez returns … Continue reading

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Review: Roman Britain’s MISSING LEGION – Simon Elliott

It seems like I’ve always been aware of the legion that disappeared – the Legio IX Hispana – but it is many years since I last read about it and I was therefore delighted to be offered the chance to … Continue reading

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Stepping Back Into Saxon England

I’m delighted to welcome to my blog today popular historical novelist, Helen Hollick who, with fellow author, Annie Whitehead is revisiting a very interesting period of Britain’s past. The subject matter of Helen’s post is currently very much on my … Continue reading

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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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