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, the historical romances on my new BEST MEDIEVAL ROMANCES list will take you back to those medieval times. See the list HERE.
In the course of my research for my Medieval Warriors series, I learned a lot of surprising things about the horses the Norman knights rode. For example, horses were not so much distinguished by breed as by use. There were highly trained warhorses like destriers, strong coursers, smooth-gaited palfreys for lords and ladies, and general purpose rounceys. Knights did not, for the most part, ride their warhorses around the countryside, at least not very often. So what did they ride? See more.
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, my research told me the people preferred bright colors and scarlet was often the color of nobility, including the English, French, Scots and Danes. But now I look to the source of those colors. See more.
October is Medieval Month on my blog and since I have a new medieval romance, King's Knight, available now on Amazon for preorder (Goodreads giveaway, too!), I thought to begin with a central feature to each of my medieval stories... the Welsh... er, the English longbow. How long has the longbow been in England and where did it come from? See more.