E. A. Stewart

About me

I am a long-time reader of historicals and mythopoeic literature. While I worked as a tech writer, I buried myself in literature from periods that interest me and in long historicals like Dorothy Dunnet’s. I am now writing the Accidental Heretics series under the pen name E. A. Stewart, focusing on the mini cultural Renaissance of the 13th Century in the Languedoc and the crusade that destroyed it.

From my website

Crossing La Mancha

In the upcoming Crux Lunata, Book 3 of the Accidental Heretics series, each chapter is a place in the journey across Spain during the Reconquista efforts of 1212. So I’ve spent all week crossing La Mancha with 200 men, including: Hideous travel conditions A raid by false “saracens” Quarterstaff battles…

Nothing like a good machine translation

… to spice up the day. Here’s a clip from a True|False debunking of Middle Age myths on the Musée de Cluny website.

Aurochs on the Prairie

The New York Times recently highlighted a rewilding project in Spain, where conservationists are going beyond eco-preservation efforts to restore wilderness that disappeared centuries ago. Several hurdles are striking—beyond anything I considered in the prairie restoration efforts in the U.S.: Breeding to reintroduce “primitive” bovines that will graze like aurochs…

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