Many thanks to the wonderful historical novelist Sharon Penman for re-posting my 'Commandments for Writing about History' on her own blog! I'm delighted! After she, Michael Jecks and a few of my friends linked to the post on Facebook and Twitter, I got literally thousands of blog visitors within a couple of days. Thanks, everyone!
My lovely talented awesome friend Paula Lofting has an interview with me today on her blog Paula's Perusings. Thanks so much for inviting me and asking great questions about Edward II, Paula! Her other blogs are Sons of the Wolf, about her fab forthcoming novel set in England in the eleventh century, and Threads to the Past, about the Bayeux Tapestry. Hope you enjoy the interview!
I'd also like to draw your attention to some other blogs by friends of mine (please read them! :), in no particular order:
Piers Gaveston, by Anerje, who often comments here - mostly about everyone's favourite fourteenth-century Gascon knight and earl, with posts about other periods of history too.
A Nevill Feast - a detailed look at the family which played such an important role in the Wars of the Roses.
Historical novelist Susan Higginbotham - many fascinating posts about the fourteenth century, the Wars of the Roses and the Tudors.
Hannah's Thomas Cromwell Experience and Henry Tudor Experience, about Henry VII.
A Bit of Henry Love, about Henry VIII. The latest post is an excellent rant about non-fiction history books.
Sam's Loyalty Binds Me, featuring all aspects of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century history.
Sarah's Remembering the Executed, with posts about all manner of people executed in the past, and her Sarah's History Blog, with book reviews, photos and discussions about history. Her latest post in Remembering the Executed features Edward II's half-brother Edmund of Woodstock, earl of Kent.
Christy's blogs Rooting for Ancestors, about genealogy, and Mary Barrett Dyer, focusing on seventeenth-century cultural history in England and New England.
Fem's It Happened To Her, with posts about female oppression in history.
Lorri's exciting new blog about nineteenth-century Australia.