#OTD 29 March 1194 – Richard the Lionheart visits Sherwood Forest
The siege of Nottingham ended, so what’s a king to do? Relax! Go hunting in Sherwood Forest. “On the twenty-ninth day of March, Richard, king of England, went to Clipston and the forests of Sherwood, which he had never seen before, and they pleased him greatly; after which, on the same day, he returned to […]
My visit to Nottingham Castle
As part of my travels in September, I was able to return to Nottingham for a half day adventure to explore the Castle. I set several scenes of For King and Country there, so you can imagine how exciting it was for me to have an opportunity to see it from the perspective of someone with research interests […]
Goodreads Giveaway – For King and Country
Enter to win one of 3 signed copies! This Giveaway will run June 6 – July 5. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway See what the reviewers are saying: “A breathtaking gallop through Richard the Lionheart’s England.”–Sharon Bennett Connolly at The Review “…emotional journey… With a blistering siege scene, daring escapes and a truly dastardly villain there […]
Discovering 12th Century Nottingham Castle
“Richard arrived at the siege of Nottingham in a black mood and his first act was to set up an enormous gallows beneath the walls.” — Richard Coeur de Lion by P. Henderson Line drawing is copyright The Thoroton Society of Nottinghamshire. Used with permission. Earlier this week I was a guest at Catherine Curzon’s […]
Historical Nottingham, York, and more – blog trotting adventures
“A breathtaking gallop through Richard the Lionheart’s England.”–Sharon Bennett Connolly on The Review blog The knights have returned from the crusade to the Holy Land in For King and Country and face enemies at home that will take them from Lincolnshire to York to Nottingham, climaxing with the siege of Nottingham in 1194. Writing about these […]
For King and Country official launch day!
Traitors to the crown pit Henry de Grey and his friends against dangerous enemies. For King and Country is now available on Amazon in print and for Kindle Read Chapter OneRead The Review. Comment there for a chanceto win an e-copy of For King and Country. Let me take you away to life in 12th […]
work in progress Wednesday – and we’re off to Nottingham!
Well, Nottingham and a few other locales… If I’d been on top of things a few days back, I would have mentioned that 7 September was the anniversary of the Battle of Arsuf in 1191. This was a huge victory for Richard the Lionheart. Arsuf is about 14 miles from the port of Jaffa, a […]
work in progress Wednesday – a little Robin Hood
Title: Battle Scars: For King and Country(book 2 of a series) Current word count: @39,000 words Last week, I wrote the first of many scenes that will take place in Nottingham in the years 1193-1194. The scene features one of my important secondary characters, Robin du Chinon (later changed to du Louviers), aka Robert Carpenter. […]