Elizabeth Chadwick on Eleanor of Aquitaine, and how to push Henry II out of the limelight

RL: I gather I’m interrupting you from a BBQ with Regia Anglorum this afternoon. Anything special on the menu? Did anyone bring ...Read Article

#TheWhiteQueen is the real thing: William Dalrymple

“#TheWhiteQueen is the real thing. Streets ahead of the Borgias and the Tudors. Better than Rome. It could yet equal Game of Thrones. ...Read Article

Who let the Dogs Out? Male critics chew on Philippa Gregory’s The White Queen

How interesting that most of the UK newspapers chose male critics to get their teeth into The White Queen. In The Telegraph, it’...Read Article

Three Queens and a Knave: Interview with C.W. Gortner

C. W. Gortner is one of the most successful writers of popular historical fiction to emerge in recent years. His novels about some ...Read Article

Forgotten, Betrayed, Reviled: The Lost Women of the Bible

It is a truism that history is written by the victors. Western history and culture have their roots deep in the Judaeo-Graeco-Roman tradition, ...Read Article

Why Anne Boleyn Is the Poster Girl of Historical Fiction

Irene Goodman discusses elements of commercially successful historical fiction. It takes the right combination of an interesting life and commercial appeal to make ...Read Article