Posts Tagged ‘history’

Historical Language

Posted: 12th February 2015 by Christian in Blog
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Whenever you write historical fiction, one of the things to keep in mind is how people actually spoke. The more historical records there are is usually, but not always, a good guide. In medieval times, we have only a handful of novels and not many of those have dialogue and most of them are religious […]

Research

Posted: 5th May 2014 by Christian in Blog
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“But still there is more. It calls up the indefinite past. When Columbus first sought this continent—when Christ suffered on the cross—when Moses led Israel through the Red-Sea—nay, even, when Adam first came from the hand of his Maker—then as now, Niagara was roaring here. The eyes of that species of extinct giants, whose bones […]

Why don’t they go back where they came from?

Posted: 28th April 2014 by Christian in Blog
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IN 1847 in Africa, rich black Americans founded a country called Liberia. They immediately enslaved native tribespeople there, which tells you all you need to know about what caused slavery. In 1980 a man called Samuel Doe, soldier, mounted a coup. Took over. Mass torturers, public executions. Hundreds of people marked for death fled. Doe […]