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There is much to be gained from reading romance novels—more than just a good story to curl up with on a rainy night. For those of us who love the sweeping historical sagas, there can be lessons in love as well as history.
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Privateers were a large part of the total military force at sea during the 17th and 18th centuries. Privateers raise all the excitement and danger of piracy on the high seas, but with a significant difference: the privateers operated with government sanction, “Letters of Marque” that allowed the private vessel to act under color of law.
Read about them in my post on Privateers in the American Revolutionary War.
Every now and then I love a good Viking Romance. Not fantasy, not paranormal, just straight up historical romance from the time of the raiding Northmen. The Viking Age was that part of the medieval period from the end of the 8th century to the middle of the 11th century. An age of valiant and sometimes ruthless warriors and raiders.
There’s nothing like a Viking raid and a strapping tall warrior to get your blood boiling, right? Well, of course, it must be well done and we want a strong heroine to give the guy some grief. And a little history thrown in doesn’t hurt either. If you like ‘em, take a look at my "best list"--all those I’ve rated 4 and 5 stars! See it HERE.
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In my research for my Medieval Warriors series, I have learned much about the Nordic peoples who at one time raided and ultimately settled in England and Scotland. These included the Danes, who settled in Yorkshire and what became known as the Danelaw, as well as other Nordic groups.
The twelve days of Christmastide, as celebrated in Georgian England began with Christmas Day (“First Night”) and continued to Twelfth Night, or January 5th, followed by the Feast of the Epiphany in celebration of the Magi arriving in Bethlehem to worship the new King, the Christ child.
In country homes and estates, decorations went up on Christmas Eve and stayed up until Epiphany, the official end of the Yule season, when the greens would be burned in the fireplace.
Twelfth Night has its origins... Read more.
It’s that time of year when I share my favorite heroes and heroines. In addition to being an author, I have read and reviewed over 850 historical romances and in those novels that I have rated 5-stars there are some wonderful heroes and heroines…noble men who overcome tortured pasts, flaws and the odds against them to love; and heroines who persist against great obstacles to be with the man to whom they would give their heart—strong, intelligent women of character. Every one a worthy hero and heroine.
See my list of favorites, my Christmas gift to you, HERE! This just might be your next year’s reading list...
In 1069, William the Conqueror spent Christmas in York, England. You can be there too!
Three years after the Norman Conquest...
The North of England seethes with discontent under the heavy hand of William the Conqueror, who unleashes his fury on the rebels who would dare to defy him. Amid the ensuing devastation, love blooms in the heart of a gallant Norman knight for a Yorkshire widow.
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In England, during the Regency period (1811-1820), when the London Season ended in mid August, the season of house parties in the country began. They could last from a weekend up to several weeks. Included in the activities for the invited nobility and gentry would be shooting of game birds and fox hunting. (Fox hunting, or “riding to hounds” began after the first frost and ended after the last frost.) Shooting parties extended over the fall and winter and shooting was regarded not only as a sport but exercise, an antidote to gout.
If you'd like to see my post on this major event in the social life of the upper classes, see more here. And if you'd like to read a story that takes you through Christmas and show you a shooting party up close, try my story of The Twelfth Night Wager!
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