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It’s Easy as Pie (Chart) to Write Wars of the Roses/Tudor Fiction!

Inspired by this pie chart about how to write a novel about Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond, I decided to post a few of my own helpful pie charts on my Facebook page. As not everyone hangs out there, I’m putting them here as well (plus a couple of brand-new ones). Just heed the charts …

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If Anne Boleyn Cared About Queenship, She Should Have Stopped Being Queen

A short while ago, an author of literary mysteries, Lynn Shepherd, devoted a Huffington Post column (titled “If JK Rowling Cares About Writing, She Should Stop Doing It”) to the decidedly peculiar idea that the enormously popular J. K. Rowling should stop writing adult fiction in order to give “other writers, and other writing, room …

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Search Terms!

It’s time for some search terms! did elizabeth woodville have a son with edward No. Those princes in the Tower that people have been arguing about for centuries are purely theoretical. night justiciar cat games So that’s what they’re meowing about at 3 a. m.! who did edward 4 th daughter elizabeth marry Some Welsh …

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Twelve Rules for Writing About the House of Lancaster: A Writer’s Guide

As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been looking at the search terms that people use to reach my website and blog. It’s becoming alarmingly clear that while authors of Wars of the Roses books and screenplays are fairly adept at creating Yorkist characters (keywords: noble, strong, beautiful, loyal), some are still a little …

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More Richard III News: Missing Feet Spark Investigation

I thought that some of you might be interested in the latest salvo in the “Richard III Reburial Wars” that I saw earlier today in the British press: Missing Feet Spark Investigation Following the recent petition for judicial review of the decision to bury the remains of Richard III in Leicester, the Richard III Coalition, …

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The Ten Stupidest Things I’ve Heard Since Richard III’s Remains Were Identified

Since the remains found at Leicester were identified a few weeks ago, I’ve been compiling a list of the most dimwitted online comments related to this. I’m pleased to say that my list includes comments from people of differing nationalities, showing that stupidity is a truly global phenomenon. Henry Tudor was jealous of Richard’s good …

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