Nancy Blanton

About me

Nancy Blanton writes award-winning novels based primarily in Irish history. The Prince of Glencurragh, her second novel, occurs in 1634 amid tensions building toward the great 1641 rebellion. Her first novel, Sharavogue, is set in Ireland and the West Indies during the time of Oliver Cromwell. Both books have won literary awards. Her non-fiction book, Brand Yourself Royally in 8 Simple Steps, also an award winner, and is a valuable guide for authors, artists, and business consultants. Her blog, My Lady’s Closet, focuses on writing, books, historical fiction, research and travel. Ms. Blanton has worked as a journalist, magazine editor, corporate communications leader and brand manager. She also has won numerous awards for professional leadership and public relations products. She lives in Florida.

From my website

In the time of Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, 1593 – 1641

Just before the turn of the 17th century in 1593, Thomas Wentworth was born in London, into fortune, property and prestige. Queen Elizabeth I still reigned, and the bloody Nine Years War raged on in Ireland. Thomas Wentworth by Sir Anthony van Dyck By 1614 when his father died, Wentworth…

The Power of 41

As children we learn how to connect the dots to reveal a complete picture. That skill stays with us and can apply in some unexpected ways. Recently while watching a documentary about Hitler, I heard the narrator say that in 1941, certain events revealed weaknesses in his regime that helped…

Christmas in 17th Century Ireland

(Reblogged from my guest post on Mary Anne Yarde’s Myths, Legends, Books & Coffee Pots) Could it be possible that anyone would actually cancel Christmas, the most wonderful time of the year? Considering the tumultuous nature of the 17th century, perhaps it’s no surprise that the celebration of Christmas would…

 
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