The balance between imagination and research: guest post by Anna Belfrage

I have had the pleasure of being whisked away to the past by Anna Belfrage, a writer and friend I only met seven years ago, but whom I feel like I’ve known forever. We share a love of medieval history and historical fiction. Anna is a most talented and prolific author, writing both historical fiction…

Research snippets – King John

King John didn’t wait long after agreeing to the provisions of Magna Carta to begin plotting revenge on his rebellious barons. Magna Carta was signed at Runnymede in June 1215, and shortly thereafter, King John “sent letters to all the governors of his castles throughout England, ordering them each and all to furnish their castles…

I <3 libraries…

The internet is cool, ya’ know. Information galore on the web. Information overload. But it’s still a great place to start research for historical fiction. Did you get that? Start research. But give me a library!! I can’t tell you how great it is to actually work at an academic library. Not only do I…