Erika Rummel

About me

Erika Rummel is the author of a dozen non-fiction books (Renaissance history, biography) and two novels, PLAYING NAOMI (2009) and HEAD GAMES (2013). She divides her time between Toronto and Los Angeles and has lived in small villages in Argentina, Romania, and Bulgaria.

From my website

JACOB BERNAYS AND THE ROMANIAN QUEEN: JEWS AND CHRISTIANS.This is another passage from the memoir of Carmen Sylva (pseudonym of Elisabeth, Queen of Romania), in which she reminisces about the distinguished scholar Jacob Bernays (1824-1881).The great scholar Bernays was a trusted friend of our family. He spent many hours in…

CLARA SCHUMANN’S LOVE AFFAIR --CONFESSED TO THE QUEEN OF ROMANIA. Clara Schumann (1819-1896) was a child prodigy. She went on her first concert tour at the age of eleven, and soon played to sell-out crowds. She got to know her husband, Robert Schumann, when he took music lessons from her…

AFTER THE BATTLE OF JENA, 1806 – THROUGH THE EYES OF A WOMAN.Luise SeidlerTwenty-year old Luise Seidler reports on the aftermath of the Battle of Jena:After the victorious French troops occupied Jena, the castle was turned into a hospital. Every morning at nine o’clock, with terrible punctuality, the funeral carriage…

 
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