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

My review of HAROLD II: The Doomed Saxon King by Peter Rex

I’m not quite sure where I would put this volume in my own line-up of pre-conquest history books. On the one hand, it covered the issues intelligently and carefully. On the other hand, many of the major books he cites in his bibliography are already on my bookshelf…especially the 20th…

York Before the Conquest: Guest Post by Regan Walker

Medieval York is the setting for my new novel, Rogue Knight. Today it is a prominent city in Yorkshire in the North of England. And it was before the Conquest. Though it has ancient origins, the city was founded by the Romans in 71AD. At one time, there was an…

My Review of The Norman Conquest of the North: The Region and Its Transformation, 1000-1135

I had to order this book direct from England, but the title fell right into the middle of my research and I am so glad I stumbled across it. It’s hard for me to believe someone went to so much trouble to document every smidgen of information about this period,…

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