Jane Jackson

About me

Professional writer for 30+ years. 27 books published, 9 historical romantic fiction. No 28 coming out in July. Short-listed for the RNA Award in 2002. Short-listed for the Historical Prize in 2007.

From my website

Notorious

  While reading about the life of William Wickham, Britain’s first spy master, I came across a reference to ‘the notorious and disgraced Lord Camelford.’ Obviously I had to find out more. Born at Boconnoc near Lostwithiel in Cornwall – the house purchased by the Pitt family in 1717 after…

Living History

This reaper/binder pulled by three shire horses it gave a demonstration at the Lanlivery Vintage Rally over the weekend of 13th and 14th September. Cyrus Hall McCormick, an inventor from Virginia, obtained a patent for his horse-drawn reaper in 1834 after field-testing for a year.  It was an immediate success…

How News Travels

We are so used to 24-hour news with information arriving from all over the world minutes after events occur, it’s easy to forget that two hundred years ago news travelled at the speed of a galloping horse or a fast sailing ship.   (The image to the left is captioned: Falmouth…

 
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