Ailenor of Provence and Queenship by Carol McGrath #medieval

I’m delighted to welcome historian and novelist Carol McGrath to my blog today, to tell us about the concept of Queenship as it relates to her new novel The Silken Rose. Ailenor of Provence and Queenship Ailenor of Provence was married to twenty-eight year old...

July’s Recommended Historical Fiction

Now my next two novels are with their publishers I’ve had more time for reading, and so here are two books that are well-worth your time and money. The Lady of the Tower by Elizabeth StJohn I’ve a massive interest in the seventeenth century and have...

The Troubadour Quartet by Jean Gill #recommended #HistFic

  The first book Song at Dawn is set in the Narbonne in the 12th Century and is the story of Estela who starts the book on the run and hiding in a ditch, but soon is rescued and taken to the Court of Queen Alienor, (Eleanor of Aquitaine), who recognises her...

Historical Fiction – recent excellent reads #GreatBook

My recent reading. Historical Fiction recommendations. As you know, I read widely, and here are some books which are definitely worth your time. All are beautifully written. Click the title for the UK buy link. The Anchoress This is a contemplative book aimed at young...