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The Siege of Chateau Gaillard

Constructed in little more than 12 months by Richard I of England (“The Lionheart”), Chateau Gaillard was an imposing castle upon the French landscape, built to deter King Philip Augustus of France from invading Richard’s Norman territories. The stronghold was placed along the Seine River on a cliff extending above… Read More »The Siege of Chateau Gaillard

Historical Fiction Resources

Just a couple of recent historical fiction resources I’ve run across in the past few days: Reading Historical Fiction Squidoo Lens by Susan Higginbotham Enjoy reading historical fiction? Just getting interested in it? Here are some useful sites for readers (or prospective readers) of historical fiction. You’re bound to find something… Read More »Historical Fiction Resources

What is Historical Fantasy?

What is the definition of historical fantasy? How does it differ from historical fiction? Fantasy? I’ve often seen the term “historical fantasy” to classify a certain subgenre of literature but have never really understoood what, exactly, that refers to. What types of works are classified in this category? I did a… Read More »What is Historical Fantasy?

Medieval History Resources Online

The following are some medieval history resources I have run across online. Please let me know of any interesting sites you may have found as well. Internet Medieval Sourcebook – contains many writings by contemporaries of the medieval period The-ORB: Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies – an academic site for scholars… Read More »Medieval History Resources Online