I told you it was on its way…
Well, now it’s here! Issue 2 of HISTORICAL TIMES has hit the virtual bookshelves, and this month, the theme is The Tudors. It’s completely FREE to sign up for the magazine, and there’s a website too, packed with interesting facts and fun from some top-notch writers of historical fiction. You will also find a quiz, recipes, remedies, costume, an exclusive short story and plenty of book bargains and recommendations. You can access the magazine HERE and set up your own FREE subscription. Please do not share this link.
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A Knights Templar site in Essex
Back in 1990, my partner got as job a site archaeologist at Cressing Temple, in Essex. No- it wasn’t a temple. It was a site gifted to the Knights Templar by Queen Matilda, wife of King Stephen, where lay brothers and employees of the military order could raise crops to finance the Crusades.
Living there for seven years as we did was an amazing experience and I really hope to find time to write more about some of the things that happened, such as the time the cat got walled up, the time the carppet almost caught fire, the moment the car rolled through the fence, and the occasion when the TV crew came and wrecked the archaeology, but I got to be on the telly!
Some other time, mayhap. For now, I would like to signal Cressing Temple, my temporary home, as the inspiration for LORD OF THE MANOR, my Tudor era story that is published TODAY! More about that anon. For now, here is a picture of the place, and a link where you can find out more about the history and archaeology of this fascinating site.