John, of Magna Carta fame, was crowned King of England on 27 May 1199

#OTD 27 May 1199 – John crowned King of England at Westminster

Richard I, the Lionheart, died on April 6, 1199. His brother John was in Brittany at the time visiting a possible rival to the crown, the young Duke Arthur, son of Richard and John’s late brother Geoffrey. John fled the Breton court secretly after a messenger delivered the news. Had the Bretons heard it earlier, we might…

Writer's Digest Awards an Honorable Mention to For King and Country

Writer’s Digest awards an Honorable Mention to For King and Country

For King and Country awarded an Honorable Mention in the Writer’s Digest Self-Published Ebook Awards How cool is that? Go get your copy now! For King and Country is currently Amazon exclusive, available in print and ebook formats. Kindle Unlimited subscribers can read for free. ><><><><><><><>< Charlene Newcomb is currently working on Book III of Battle Scars, 12th century historical fiction filled…

Swords of the King – work in progress update

Apparently back in September I promised monthly updates on Battle Scars III: Swords of the King. Whoops! Is it really the middle of April? Looking back, I see I told you about awards & accolades for For King and Country. I wrote about research for Book III based on my visits to Lincoln and Nottingham, my…