Who among us ladies hasn’t dreamed of a knight in shinning armor? Or, of living in a time when valor prevailed and honorable men did great deeds and women of character loved them? (I did say we were dreaming, right?) Well, these historical romances will take you back to those medieval times. See the list.
One of my readers asked me about the colors of the medieval era (from the 5th through 15th centuries). And this got me to thinking. For my own medieval stories, including my most recent book, Rogue Knight, my research told me the people preferred bright colors and scarlet was often the color of nobility, including the English, French, Scots and Danes in my story. But I had not looked beyond this until now to the source of those colors.
Today we often dress in subtle colors: cream, beige, pale pink and blue and gray, and some outlandish neon ones. But the people who lived in medieval times would not have dressed in either extreme. See MORE.
While doing the research for Rogue Knight, my new medieval set in 11th century England, I learned a lot about the herbs they grew in gardens or were found in the wild. They were, after all, the only medicine they had. So they used herbs and plants, individually or together, in infusions, teas, salves and other forms to treat their various illnesses and maladies. See more.
In my new medieval novel, Rogue Knight, the heroine, Emma of York, helps to design a garden for the second castle William the Conqueror builds in York in 1069. What kind of a garden might it have been? Likely it would have been surrounded by a reed fence and the plants would have been separated into rectangular plots in raised wooden boxes, but what plants would have been in the boxes? Read more.
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