Tag Archives: Balian of Ibelin


I love it when I see this: Advertisements

Posted in Crusades, Historical fiction, Outcasts | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

The End of Crusader Jerusalem #SampleSunday #HistNov

MOST DANGEROUS MEN  Jerusalem  Days later Saladin watched as Jerusalem emptied of its people.  They walked past his tent in two columns.  Those who were rich enough to raise the money to buy their lives hurried past, sliding their eyes … Continue reading

Posted in Crusades, Outcasts, War, Women in historical fiction | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

An extract from my novel Outcasts. #SampleSunday #HistNov

This is an extract from my novel Outcasts. It tells what happens to the ordinary men who were knighted by Balian of Ibelin to help defend the city of Jerusalem against Saladin and his armies. Ordinary men who were raised … Continue reading

Posted in Crusades | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments


Archimedes had his Eureka moment in a bath and Sir Isaac Newton when musing in an orchard. Albert Einstein had his when sitting in a railway carriage. He saw another train leave and wondered which was actually moving. How often … Continue reading

Posted in Balian of Ibelin, Writer | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Outcasts Part 12 #SampleSunday #HistNov

Balian of Ibelin turned to his comrade.  ‘Jerome, send for my sergeants, I’ll knight those first.  And then Bernard, go find me such of your fellow citizens as you think will make good leaders.’ But there are no nobles left,’ … Continue reading

Posted in Balian of Ibelin, Historical fiction, history, Jerusalem, Outcasts, Saladin, War, Women in historical fiction, Writer | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Books, Crusades, Heroes, Historical fiction, history, War, Women in historical fiction, Writer | Tagged , , , , , | 50 Comments