A compilation of essays from the English Historical Fiction Authors blog, this book provides a wealth of historical information from Roman Britain to early twentieth century England. Over fifty different authors share hundreds of real life stories and tantalizing tidbits discovered while doing research for their own historical novels.
From the first English word to Tudor ladies-in-waiting, from Regency dining and dress to Victorian crime and technology, immerse yourself in the lore of Great Britain. Read the history behind the fiction and discover the true tales surrounding England’s castles, customs, and kings.
Castles, Customs, and Kings is a collection of essays written by the authors who comprise the English Historical Fiction Authors blog. The compilation is written by over fifty authors and divided into nine chronological period sections beginning in 55 B.C. and continuing through history to the twentieth century.
The five hundred plus pages are not filled with heavy, in depth research topics but instead present the reader with brief explorations of specific, varied issues. Much weight is given to the customs of the times, giving a glimpse not only into the daily life in each of the eras but also into the research and attention to detail historical authors put into their novels.
Castles, Customs, and Kings is a bulky but concise plethora of information and makes for an engaging and fascinating read.