99c/99p sale – Men of the Cross

November 26 – December 3 Get  Men of the Cross (ebook) for 99c/99p on US and UK Amazon ><><><><><><>< Charlene Newcomb recently published Book III of Battle Scars, 12th century historical fiction filled with war, political intrigue, and a knightly romance of forbidden love set during the reign of Richard the Lionheart. There will be more to come,…

Men of the Cross – 99c/99p sale

Monday, Sept 10 – Friday, Sept 14 Get your ebook copy of Men of the Cross for 99c/99p at US and UK Amazon ><><><><><><>< Charlene Newcomb recently published Book III of Battle Scars, 12th century historical fiction filled with war, political intrigue, and a knightly romance of forbidden love set during the reign of Richard the…

#OTD 4 Sept 1199 – Joanna Plantagenet dies

Joanna Plantagenet, Queen of Sicily, Countess of Toulouse. She was the daughter of King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, born in October 1165. At age eleven, Joanna (or Joan) wed William II, King of Sicily. Widowed at 24, she was held under house arrest for almost a year by William’s successor, Tancred. Her brother,…

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…

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…