The Dukes of Gloucester and Buckingham Pay Homage to the Prince of Wales

Last night, when revising My Heart Split with Sorrow, I ran into the annoying scenario of having to rewrite a scene in order to account for one of my historical characters’ known whereabouts. Once I realized that I could do …

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Richard III, "The Simpsons"-Style

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The other night, “The Simpsons” did an episode which featured Homer attempting to build a diorama of Westminster Abbey. Anne of Cleves showed up briefly, which reminded me that some time ago, “The Simpsons” presented its own version of Henry …

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The Reign of Richard III as Told by LOL Cats

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Not long ago, it occurred to me that with all the ink that’s been spilled on Richard III, there has not yet been a telling of his story through Lolcats. Naturally, this is a situation that I thought should be …

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The Richard III Motel: All Rooms Double Occupancy

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As Lady Despenser mentioned on her blog a few days ago, Edward II has his very own hotel in San Francisco. But did you know that he’s not the only Plantagenet to have entered the hotel business? Lo and behold, …

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Mini-Review: Richard, The Young King To Be

Yay! My footnotes are finally done! Since I had some free time yesterday, I finally finished Josephine Wilkinson’s new biography, Richard, The Young King To Be. It covers Richard’s life until 1475, ending with Edward IV’s anticlimatic excursion to France. …

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The Richard and Harry Show

Well, I’m chugging along in my work in progress, and the Duke of Gloucester, aided by his friend the Duke of Buckingham, is on the verge of usurping the throne, with grim consequences for everyone concerned. Since my characters are …

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Christmas Newsletters, Medieval Style

Ah, the annual Christmas newsletters people send out this time of year. You probably thought they were a recent development, but naturally, you’re dead wrong, because I’ve discovered one from 1483, which bears every mark of having been written by …

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Richard III and Bail

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Aside from Titulus Regius and the attainder of around 100 people for their participation in the rebellion of 1483, Richard III’s only Parliament is notable for some of the progressive legislation it enacted, including the popular abolition of benevolences and …

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In Which This Blog Descends Even Lower Into Silliness

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I should be working, but it’s still Thanksgiving weekend and I’m not inclined to be industrious. Fortunately, I came across this site some time ago (I think it was via someone’s blog, but I can’t remember the culprit) and decided …

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Ten Rules for Writing Ricardian Historical Fiction

As it’s been quiet in my part of the blogsphere, I’m double posting this one on my Richard III blog. Some time ago (I never was accused of being au courant), rules for writing various sorts of historical fiction were …

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