A Guest Post by Joanne Major The Masterworks Blog Tour My background is in historical nonfiction. I have authored – and co-authored – six works for Pen and Sword Books. However, I have also just completed an MA in Creative Writing (at the University of Lincoln), during which I have focused on fiction. When the Historical Writers Forum announced the …
Miss Jane Austen is the unmarried daughter of a respectable clergyman, not yet the famous author she will come to be in the future. In 1795, she attends the Westworths’ ball with her family and has a chance to dance with the handsome Mr. Lefroy.
Hauntings is the perfect anthology for history lovers. In this anthology, ten authors write brilliant and bone-chilling stories that will be certain to shock and delight you. It marries together the best of both worlds: history and horror.
As a young teenager in 12th-century Persia, Shaherazade, daughter of Vizier Muhammad, witnesses the infidelity of the king’s wife. When she notifies him of the fact, he beheads his unfaithful spouse, but the danger doesn’t stop there.
Penelope, Queen of Ithaca is a young woman when her husband, Odysseus, leaves home to fight in the Trojan War.
On 9 July 1764, Ann Radcliffe (often known as Mrs. Radcliffe during her life) was born in Holborn, London. Her parents William Ward and Ann Oates were of humble origins despite the fact that they had some famous connections. Her great uncle was William Cheselden, a surgeon to King George II of Great Britain. On her mother’s side, she was …
At the start of the story, Livia Drusilla is a woman of advanced years who recounts the events of her life.
On 5 July 1755, Sarah Kemble Siddons, the famous English actress and tragedienne was born in Brecon, Wales. She was the daughter of Roger Kemble and Sarah “Sally” Ward, the latter for whom she was named. Kemble was the manager of the Warwickshire Company of Comedians, a touring theater company. Sarah belonged to one of the most prominent acting families …
Lady Katherine “Kate” Beresford is a scandalous woman who has failed to find a husband during her first London season.
When tragedy suddenly strikes the Summers family, they have no choice but adapt to the situation.