Category: The Plantagenets

ICMS 2014 White Hart Sessions

On the last day of the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University, I attended three sessions sponsored by the Society of the White Hart, which is always a high point for me as it tends to be in these sessions, focusing…

Richard III’s Bones Unearthed

The bones found beneath a Leicester carpark match the DNA of Richard III’s descendants. He had scoliosis, but there’s no evidence of a withered arm. Horrific wounds. He will be buried with honors in Leicester Cathedral. Rest in peace, Richard, victim of Tudor propaganda….

Richard III's Bones Unearthed

The bones found beneath a Leicester carpark match the DNA of Richard III’s descendants. He had scoliosis, but there’s no evidence of a withered arm. Horrific wounds. He will be buried with honors in Leicester Cathedral. Rest in peace, Richard, victim of Tudor propaganda….

More Post Kalamazoo

Since the round table in celebration of Mark Ormrod’s Edward III (Yale, 2011), I’ve been rereading sections of the book with fresh eyes and mind. I first read it as I was rewriting Rebel Pawn, clearly reading the parts that might change my mind…

Shop Talk: Character-Driven

Character-driven: it’s a phrase that’s become so common in reviews and articles about publishing that it’s in danger of becoming a cliche–perhaps it already has. But I live with the reality of a character-driven career. I am haunted, teased, cajoled, intrigued, scolded by my…