The Lionheart’s fleet arrives in Acre, June 1191

King Richard I of England had mustered his troops in March 1190 in Tours (now part of France) and set out for the Holy Land to answer the Pope’s call for the Third Crusade. After wintering in Messina, Sicily, his fleet – some 200 vessels strong – sailed east. Storms made the journey harrowing and…

Michaelmas in Medieval Britain

Today I am participating in a blog hop to celebrate the release of volume 2 of Castles, Customs and Kings: True Tales by English Historical Fiction Authors, edited by Debra Brown and Sue Millard. See the information at the end of this post to order this treasure. Participating blogs in this hop have chosen a custom…

Siege of Acre

Guest post on English Historical Fiction Authors

Join me at English Historical Fiction Authors for my guest post: War Crime, or a Strategic Military Decision? The Massacre at Acre, August 20, 1191. Siege of Acre By Blofeld of SPECTRE at en.wikipedia (Transfered from en.wikipedia) [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ASiege_of_Acre.jpg (This post originally appeared on EHFA on Aug. 21, 2015. It was chosen…

Third Crusade history – my guest post on English Historical Fiction Authors

10 July 1190A day that could have changed the course of English history. Join me on English Historical Fiction Authors for The Third Crusade: an Early Mishap at Lyon ><><><><><><><><><><><>< Sweeping battles, forbidden love, and 2 knights fighting for Richard the LionheartMEN OF THE CROSSA 2014 B.R.A.G. Medallion honoree and Readers’ Favorite Book II of Battle Scars: For…