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

TRICKING THE AUTHORITIES IN 1542Antonius Schorus (b. 1525 in Hoogstraten)  sympathized with the Protestant reformers. This did not go over well with the Catholic authorities. He narrowly escaped being arrested. In a letter to his friend Franciscus de Encinas he described his flight.You may have heard about my exile or rather…

SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELY TO ANIMALS? NOT IN NAPLES, 1594When Fynes Moryson arrived in Naples in 1594, it was the shape of the buildings that first attracted his attention: They are four stories high, but the tops lie almost flat, so as they walk upon them in the…

AUSTRIA TOO CAUTIOUS TO RISK WAR?This man didn’t see WWI coming.From John Corson’s travelogue, 1848:The Austrian government was intrusive.  My baggage was searched for seditious publications. To obtain a permit to remain in Vienna, I had to give the names of the friends to whom I had letters of introduction, the…

 
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