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One Hundred Years Ago

For just this week, the subject matter of this blog will be only indirectly relevant to the Georgian period. Instead, I want to honour two remarkable young women and the part they and those like them played in Britain’s war … Continue reading

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Action, Thought and History

One or two comments recently have set me thinking about the ways in which we approach the past, whether that’s through factual history or historical fiction. This matters because fashions in presenting historical ideas inevitably condition what will be presented … Continue reading

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The Case for Historical Fiction

Why Historical Fiction? If history is the study of past events, why not stick to that? Explore what really happened. Research and collect the evidence. Sift out the truth by means of analysis and logic. Every historical novelist bumps up … Continue reading

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