Here’s a quick link to three great blog pieces for history lovers this week: Firstly, on the UK Regency Authors’ Blog, Elizabeth Hawksley talks about the importance of sons in Victorian families: http://historicalromanceuk.blogspot.co.uk/ On the Word Wenches, Louise Allen blogs about the trials and tribulations of stagecoach travel in the early 19th century: http://wordwenches.typepad.com/word_wenches/2015/03/travelling-the-roads-of-regency-england-with-louise-allen.html And … Continue reading Blog Round Up
This weekend I went to Windsor Castle to see the exhibition commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. Whilst I was there I also had the pleasure of a tour of the rest of the castle, including St George’s Chapel. I had had no idea that so many Kings and Queens had been … Continue reading The Treasures of Windsor Castle
Today on the Word Wenches blog I am talking about a recent visit to the exhibitions at Kensington Palace. From the advice on how to survive at the Georgian Court to Queen Victoria’s wedding dress, from Queen Mary’s china to Diana Princess of Wales’ shoulder pads, it was a marvellous day out! Read more about … Continue reading Fashion and History at Kensington Palace
This weekend I visited Stow-on-the-Wold, a gorgeous market town set in the Cotswold hills in Gloucestershire. One of the things that draws me to Stow is that the battle of Stow-on-the –Wold, 1646, the final battle in the English Civil War, took place just to the north of the town. Stow is at the junction … Continue reading The Last Battle
Today it is my very great pleasure to welcome author Midi Berry to the blog! Midi’s debut novel, Nights of the Road, is a captivating, multi-layered story set in 17th century England and modern day California, crossing time and continents, and exploring the idea of love and reincarnation in satisfying depth. Nicola : Welcome to the blog, … Continue reading Travelling in Time with Midi Berry!
Over on the UK Regency Authors blog today I am talking about my visit to the gorgeous Stokesay Castle. Stokesay was a “Craven house” like Ashdown and I had a fabulous time there. There are some lovely pictures too!
Today is UK publication day for book 2 in my Scottish Brides series, One Night with the Laird. It has another beautiful UK cover! One Night with the Laird is Mairi and Jack’s story. I love Jack, he’s one of my favourite rake characters, and Mairi is a strong heroine who is more than … Continue reading UK and US Publication Day!
Today is launch day for the new Romantic Novelists’ Association anthology Truly, Madly, Deeply. With a selection of short stories from across the romance genre it has something wonderful for every reader! I’m blogging about the background to my Regency short story, The Marriage Bargain, over on the Word Wench blog and offering a copy … Continue reading Truly, Madly Deeply!
Last weekend I was in Dorset and dropped by for a look at two historic buildings that once belonged to the Bankes family. The first was Corfe Castle. Sir John Bankes bought Corfe in 1632. Even then it was hundreds of years old. There had been a Saxon hall at Corfe, the site of the … Continue reading The Old and the New
Over on the Word Wench Blog today I am sharing some more of my research into Gretna Green and elopement. Do you have a favourite elopement story? Click here to share it with us at the Wenches!