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English Historical Fiction Authors · 23h ago

In Search of King Arthur

by Tim WalkerThe search for a tangible King Arthur remains as inconclusive as ever due to lack of compelling, physical evidence, although some continue to try and convince us otherwise. There are many places in Britain that lay claim to have connecti...
English Historical Fiction Authors · 1d ago

Did he or didn't he? Of a hangman and the royal blood on his hands

by Anna BelfrageBeing an executioner has never been a career choice to endear you to your neighbours. While our ancestors may have liked to witness a good hanging or two, they were wary of b...
English Historical Fiction Authors · 3d ago

Queen Ælfflæd: A Bride Worth Killing Over

By Kim RendfeldToday we know little about Ælfflæd, except that kings wanted to her to marry their sons.She was the daughter of deposed Mercian King Ceolwulf, who claimed to descend from the legendary Penda’s brother. Apparently, that pedigree made he...
English Historical Fiction Authors · 6d ago

Editors Weekly Round-up, February 18, 2018

by the EHFA EditorsNever miss a post - British history across the centuries, with our round up for the week ending February 17 featuring:Common Myths of the Wars of the Roses: Richard III: V...
English Historical Fiction Authors · 1W ago

In Search of Bannockburn

By Annie WhiteheadOn a recent trip to Scotland I had, as is my wont, attempted to see as m...
English Historical Fiction Authors · 1W ago

Common Myths of the Wars of the Roses: Richard III: Victim of Tudor Propaganda? Part 1

by Derek BirksIn the past year, while writing my sixth novel set during the Wars of the Roses, I’ve had to confront directly in my research the legend that is Richard III. So much has been written about this king that it is in danger of simply deteri...
English Historical Fiction Authors · 1W ago

Editors Weekly Round-up, February 11, 2018

by the EHFA EditorsEvery week, visit English Historical Fiction Authors for posts on various aspects of British history. Enjoy this week's round-up!Hugh O'Neill - The First Irish NationalistPart I - Part IIby Arthur RussellÆlfgyva: The Mystery Woman...
English Historical Fiction Authors · 2W ago

Coffee, Tea and Chocolate: A cup for every purpose

by Maria GraceDuring the regency era, there were three particular luxury drinks: tea, coffee and chocolate. They were in high demand, but expensive to acquire and, in the case of chocolate, difficult to make. Now of course luxury drinks needed access...
English Historical Fiction Authors · 2W ago

Ælfgyva: The Mystery Woman of the Bayeux Tapestry – Part VII

By Paula LoftingWecome to the concluding part of Ælfgyva: The Mystery Lady of the Bayeux Tapestry.Imagine someone wants to tell you some gossip about your neighbour Joe Bloggs, something qui...
English Historical Fiction Authors · 2W ago

Ælfgyva: The Mystery Woman of the Bayeux Tapestry – Part VI

by Paula LoftingIn this final examination of this mystery, I do not aim to prove,what the image of Alfgyva and the priest represents. It would be impossible, because there is no evidence to ...