Tag Archive: historical romance

The Seraglio, World of Women

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Sometimes research for a novel takes a fiction writer in unexpected directions. When a complicated plot point led me to place a character in the Ottoman Seraglio as a teacher I had to… Continue reading

Fueling the Imagination

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If you look up “fantasy world” in Wikipedia you will find a long list of entirely invented universes ranging from Atlantis to ZanZarah and sorted into categories by format: book, movie, video game.… Continue reading

Grand Celebrations: Recall, Retell, Reenact

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Great events deserve celebration. Memorials and celebrations help children and adults alike learn from the past for the benefit of the future. With that in mind, this has been a great week for… Continue reading

Pizza, Pasta, Fascinating History

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What do you think of when you think of Italy? Pizza? Pasta? Roman ruins? The Sistine Chapel? Why not the Greek city of Naples or the Celtic colony of Turin? Italy presents us… Continue reading

Sir James Clark: Death, Treatment, and a Society Doctor

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In researching Rome in 1820 for my most recent book, the first Englishman to leap off the page was of course John Keats. The poet lived in an apartment by the Spanish Steps… Continue reading

Waterloo Fact and Fiction

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Two hundred years ago Wednesday (March 25, 1815), Britain, Austria, Prussia and Russia signed a formal defense treaty against Napoleonic France called the Seventh Coalition. They all agreed to hurry troops into Belgium.… Continue reading

Historical Fiction or Historical Romance?

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As writers of historical romances, my History Imagined colleagues and I are very much aware of what’s going on in the world during whatever time period and country we choose to write in.… Continue reading

Regardless Of Your Genre, A Little History Can Help

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We spend a lot of time on this blog taking little nuggets of history and expanding on them. Lately, the topics have been about little-known battles that helped shape America as we know it… Continue reading