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The Nazis and the Bayeux Tapestry

October 14th 2011 marks the 945th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. At least one reason why this date stays in our minds is ...Read Guide

The Unknown Soldiers of 1066

History – like memory – tends to fixate on the principal players, victors and casualties, and glosses over circumstantial details and many events of interest ...Read Guide

Matilda of Flanders

In making his preparations to invade England, Duke William of Normandy had the full support of his ambitious wife, Matilda of Flanders, who ...Read Guide

In the Shadow of 1066: blogs for the 2011 anniversary

1066 is the most iconic date in English history, but few of us know much about the characters involved beyond the bare facts: Harold ...Read Guide

Guide to children’s and YA historical novels for 2020

The Historical Novel Society lists mainstream and small press titles for readers aged 4 – 18. Details are compiled by Fiona Sheppard. The publisher recommended age ...Read Guide

Guide to historical novels for 2020

The Historical Novel Society lists mainstream and small press titles historical titles up to the early 1970s.  Details are compiled by Fiona Sheppard (...Read Guide

Guide to children’s and YA historical novels for 2016

This is our guide to historical novels published in 2016, covering children’s, middle-grade and young adult titles, set in the 1960s and earlier. ...Read Guide

Guide to children’s and YA historical novels for 2019

The Historical Novel Society lists mainstream and small press titles for readers aged 4 – 18. Details are compiled by Fiona Sheppard. The publisher recommended age ...Read Guide

Guide to historical novels for 2019

The Historical Novel Society lists mainstream and small press titles set in the 1960s and earlier.  Details are compiled by Fiona Sheppard  (US &...Read Guide

Guide to children’s and YA historical novels for 2018

The Historical Novel Society lists mainstream and small press titles for readers aged 4 – 18. Details are compiled by Fiona Sheppard. The publisher recommended age ...Read Guide