While I work on my next post, I wanted to mention that Brian Wainwright, author of Within the Fetterlock and The Adventures of Alianore Audley, has joined blogland with The Yorkist Age, focusing on the House of York. Within the Fetterlock, in case you haven’t read it, is the story of Constance of York (married to Thomas le Despenser, a descendant of Hugh le Despenser and Eleanor de Clare), who lived during the reigns of Richard II and Henry IV. The Adventures of Alianore Audley is that rarity–a humorous novel set during the Wars of the Roses.
Lady D. has been around since January with her blog, Lady Despenser’s Scribery, but if you haven’t come across it yet, now’s the time to do so!
And Carole has joined the world of fourteenth-century blogs with The Age of Treason. (Carole is 18. When I was 18 I was listening to Top 40 radio, hanging out with a guy who was obsessed with nuclear power plants, and still writing the occasional dreadful bit of poetry. If we’d had blogs back then, I hate to think what mine would have looked like, so it’s just as well we didn’t have them.)
Finally, I see that this blog is coming up on its 300th post soon. I really ought to do something special to celebrate, so I’ll be pondering the matter.