Historical Notes – My Books

Please keep in mind that I’m not a trained historian – I’m just an amateur, an enthusiastic history buff. However, as history figures prominently in my books. I have attempted to ensure the historical facts are as correct as possible, and where necessary I have written a historical note so as to answer the most obvious questions.

Historical Note – Times of Turmoil

It is time to come clean: Erin and Duncan ended up in Pennsylvania because I was so thrilled to find a colony without anti-miscegenation laws, thinking this would be something for a safe harbour for my couple. Unfortunately, while Pennsylvania did not have such laws during the first two decades in the 18th century, by …

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Historical Note – The Castilian Pomegranate

Spain in the late 13th century was a complicated place: to the north, the Crown of Aragon controlled most of the land marching south of the Pyrenees—except for Navarra, which was under French control. In the centre of the peninsula, the kingdom of Castile had been in expansion mode for over a century. To the …

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