Mercedes Rochelle

About me

Born in St. Louis MO with a degree from University of Missouri, Mercedes Rochelle learned about living history as a re-enactor and has been enamored with historical fiction ever since. A move to New York to do research and two careers ensued, but writing fiction remains her primary vocation. She lives in Sergeantsville, NJ with her husband in a log home they had built themselves.

From my website

Dining With a Saxon: Guest post by Regan Walker

While doing research for my medieval romance, The Red Wolf’s Prize, I discovered some interesting things about the dietary habits of those living in England at the time of the Norman Conquest in 1066. To my surprise, they ate quite well and, for the upper class, their diet was quite…

Review of “The House of Godwine” by Emma Mason

The House of Godwine: The History of a Dynasty by Emma Mason My rating: 5 of 5 stars I read this book some months ago, and today, as I was looking up a detail for more clarification, I realized that this volume was full of paper slips marking important passages.…

Where is Harold Godwineson Buried?

Harold’s Marker at Waltham Despite the recent brouhaha about scanning the grounds of Waltham Abbey for the body of Harold, and the even more recent theory that he survived the battle in obscurity, I wonder if they might be looking in the wrong place altogether. Is it really possible that archaeologists  can…

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