Tag: Queen Isabella

Joan’s Catch-22 (and it’s publication day!)

“What family doesn’t have its ups and downs?”–Eleanor of Aquitaine (Katherine Hepburn) in The Lion in Winter. Katherine Hepburn’s droll delivery of that line became a mantra in my head as I wrote A Triple Knot, my book about Joan of Kent, the daughter…

Joan's Catch-22 (and it's publication day!)

“What family doesn’t have its ups and downs?”–Eleanor of Aquitaine (Katherine Hepburn) in The Lion in Winter. Katherine Hepburn’s droll delivery of that line became a mantra in my head as I wrote A Triple Knot, my book about Joan of Kent, the daughter…

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…

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…