14th Century

A Triumphant Return: Minette Walters’ The Last Hours

After a gap of ten years, Minette Walters’ new novel is a game changer for the author once dubbed the “queen of British ...Read Article

On Seeing (And Not Seeing) Medieval London

One of the paradoxes of historical fiction is that it must both inhabit and invent its settings. Writers in the genre might perform ...Read Article

What Seeds the Story? Four Authors on the Impetus for their Fiction

I find the issue of creative triggers fascinating, particularly in relation to historical fiction, when so often the impetus begins with a convergence ...Read Article

The Artist’s War: Robyn Young’s Insurrection Trilogy

“I find writing a historical novel rather like a dot-to-dot painting, where many unconnected points have to be joined with lines the novelist ...Read Article

Solange’s Petrarch: Reclaiming Female History in Mary Novik’s Muse

Mary Novik’s Muse (Doubleday Canada, 2013) opens with Solange Le Blanc inside her mother’s womb, listening to the beat of her mother’...Read Article

Christian Cameron talks Chivalry, the Hundred Years War and the Ill-Made Knight with Justin Lindsay

Christian Cameron is best known for his fiction set in ancient Greece, as seen in both his Tyrant and Long War series. But ...Read Article

Steven A McKay talks Robin Hood and how his debut novel Wolf’s Head is storming the Kindle charts

RL: Tell us about your Robin. When and where is it set and why? Is it more on the mythic/fantasy side or ...Read Article

Happy Launch Day! Michael Jecks talks Templar’s Acre, the Royal Literary Fund, Indie publishing and his new series

RL: The idea for Templar’s Acre is brilliant. How easy did you find it to write the young Baldwin? Are we going ...Read Article

Orphan Century: that salutary neglect of the 1300s in historical fiction

I have a confession to make: I write about an era that has been poorly served by the Historical Fiction Industry – the 14th ...Read Article