Monthly Archives: November 2012

Talking with Elizabeth Chadwick. #HistNov

Today, I’m delighted to be talking with Elizabeth Chadwick.  Elizabeth is the author of novels which bring to life the turbulent times and fascinating personalities of the Middle Ages. Martin: Which authors have had the greatest influence upon you? Eizabeth: … Continue reading

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Part 9 of my new Crusades novel. #SampleSunday #HistNov

CHAPTER 4  THE FIELD OF HATTIN THE END OF THE ARMY The Frankish nobles stared at the carnage. The plain was covered with the corpses of men-at-arms.  The loss of foot-soldiers was to be expected, if not on this scale.  … Continue reading

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Back to England

Tomorrow we’re going back to England again.  This was our scheduled break to see my father, son and his family.  We had hoped to introduce my dad to my grand-daughter but because of dad’s double heart-attack he is still in … Continue reading

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Part 8 of my Crusades novel. #SampleSunday #HistNov

At that point John saw Alexius, the money-changer, and pointed him out, anxious to change the topic of conversation. Alexius beckoned them over.  ‘Englishmen, if you have no other plans, please join me.  I leave tomorrow for Constantinople and may … Continue reading

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Talking with Ben Kane #HistNov

Today I’m delighted to be talking with Ben Kane.  Ben brings the ancient world of the Roman Republic to life in his The Forgotten Legion trilogy and novels about the most feared enemies of the Republic, Hannibal and Spartacus. Martin: … Continue reading

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Part 7 of my Crusades novel. #SampleSunday #Histnov

The next morning the Ferriers climbed up to the battlements by the Golden Gate at the eastern part of the city. John had spent a restless night, tormented by the sight of Agnes in the courtyard and tormented even more … Continue reading

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Talking with Harvey Black. #HistNov

Today I am talking with Harvey Black, author of the Devils with Wings series. Hi, Harvey, before we focus on your writing I wonder if you could tell me what authors most influenced you as a writer. That depends Martin. … Continue reading

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