Tag Archives: Charles Stuart

Because it happened: How not to write historical fiction

A historical fiction writing tip: Make it happen, instead of writing about it happening. Continue reading

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Charles Stuart, Prince of Wales

Who was Charles II before becoming the Merry Monarch. On the 387th anniversary of his birth, I explore his early years as the Prince of Wales. Continue reading

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The Fifth Monarchists

A timely article on England’s Parliamentary struggles following the English Civil War Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary, Dear Blog

Celebrating the anniversary of my blog and three notable dates in the English Civil War. Continue reading

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The Start

Being little more than a royal hostage, Charles II attempts to escape Perth to join his supporters in the Highlands. Continue reading

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Ann Fanshawe: A Memoir of Love

Once upon a time, there was a woman in the 17th Century who loved her husband very, very much. Her name was Ann Fanshawe. Continue reading

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The Execution of Charles I

Today is the 366th anniversary of the execution of King Charles I. I have ambivalent thoughts about this. To a degree, I feel some sentimentality, though this is fuelled by the romance of Alexandre Dumas’s novel Twenty Years After when two of the … Continue reading

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