Historical Accuracy in Historical Fiction

I love to read historical fiction. My favorite kind is the type that has fictitious characters (or at least historical people about whom little is known) that occasionally interact with famous historical people, which allows an easy suspension of disbelief and lets me sink into the story without being jarred out of the narrative by… Read more Historical Accuracy in Historical Fiction

Heads or Tales

There was no trick or treating, but the Tudors did recognize the night before All Soul’s Day (All-Hallows-Even) as a particularly spooky time. I can recommend author Nancy Bilyeau’s blog post about it for an excellent overview of the way people of that era conceptualized the supernatural. In fact, Bilyeau’s post is so good I… Read more Heads or Tales