Monthly Archive: October 2014

Oct 29

Accidental Birth of a California Town by Kathryn Albright

Please welcome my guest, Kathryn Albright. I lived in San Diego for a few years and visited the town of Julian several times, but  never knew its history-until today. Thanks for having me here, Anna! It’s always a pleasure to talk about romance and history. People say “Everything happens for a reason.” I’m not sure …

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Oct 22

Women’s Education in the 19th Century by Caroline Warfield

I am pleased to welcome Caroline Warfield to my blog today. Her topic resonates with us still today. Good to be here, Anna. Malala Yousafzai won the world’s admiration—and a Nobel Prize—for the radical and courageous act of demanding education for girls. We in the West reacted in horror at the terrible attack on her …

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Oct 15

The Collapse of the Peace of Amiens  by Georgie Lee

I’m delighted to welcome Georgie Lee as my guest today. Great to be here, Anna. In March 1802, France and Britain signed the Treaty of Amiens, ending the war that had raged between the two countries since 1793. It was a time of great excitement for both France and England. English high society rushed to …

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Oct 11

Anniversary of The Battle of Hastings

948 years ago this week, William the Conqueror scored a decisive victory at Hastings in Sussex. This event changed the course of English history and English life forever. Here’s video of a reenactment of the battle that took place on the 940th anniversary. In my novel, Conquering Passion I describe the emotions of my Norman …

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Oct 08

Sexy Cowboys, Rugged Lawmen: My Kind of Texas Heroes By Adrienne deWolfe

I’m thrilled to welcome another Love Historicals author to my blog, proud Texan, Adrienne deWolfe. Great to be here, Anna. I absolutely love writing about Texas characters! I don’t think any writer can live in Texas and not get caught up in the “romance” of the Old West. To this day, Texas legislators battle over …

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Oct 01

Building a 19th Century English Town by Polly McCrillis

Please welcome Polly McCrillis to my blog. Polly writes historical romance under the pen name Isabel Mere. As  a medievalist, I have a special interest in the area of England’s south coast she’s talking about today. It’s just down the road from the historic town of Hastings.   Thank you for having me as your guest, Anna. While doing …

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