Evangeline Holland

About me

I was raised on both coasts and straight down the middle of America, where the cobblestone streets of Old Town Alexandria, the wild prairies and outlaws of Kansas, and the rolling hills of San Francisco inspired my thirst for history. Luckily, I was able to grow up and continue slake this passion with the best job in the world: writing historical fiction. I live with my family in Northern California with incredibly possessive and territorial cat, a perpetually disastrous kitchen, and a house full of books.

From my website

Getting into Public School, or Scary Entrance Examinations from the 1880s!

Qualifications Eton There are seventy scholars always on the Foundation; and the average number of yearly vacancies is about twelve. Election to these takes place annually on the last Monday in July. Candidates must be between the ages of twelve and fifteen, and for permission to compete application must be…

Downton Abbey’s Water Bottle

An eagle eye spotted this water bottle in a promo pic for Downton’s fifth series and it went viral. A gaffe, yes, but a modern fad? Not at all! The late Victorian trend of visiting Continental spas for health, combined with the increasing athleticism of society, created a health craze…

A Round-up of Downton Abbey News!

Carnival Productions has released a few teaser photos for series five of Downton Abbey! It’s 1924 and there have been many changes in the world of Downton Abbey since we were first welcomed by the family and their servants twelve years ago. A generation of men has been tragically lost…

 
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