Looking for a literary Christmas Gift? Over the next two weeks, I will be offering signed copies of Secret Chepstow for just £10 (inc. p&p). Offer closes on Monday 3rd December at 10pm - contact me via my website and you will be contacted with my Paypal details for payment (Paypal only, sorry!). … Continue reading A Signed Copy of ‘Secret Chepstow’ for Xmas? Offer via website only!
“So, who were these women? What was their real story? And what happened to them after 1066? From Emma of Normandy, wife of both King Cnut and Aethelred II, to Saint Margaret, a descendant of Alfred the Great himself, we will trace the fortunes of the women who had a role to play … Continue reading A New Book Review – Silk and the Sword; the Women of the Norman Conquest
Have you heard of the terrible family They, And the dreadful, venomous things They say? Why, half of the gossip under the sun, If you trace it back, you find begun In that wretched House of They. - Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1855 - 1919), American author and poet. Also responsible for the forever line of … Continue reading When researching, never trust ‘They’
For those that maybe interested in how I wrote about Secret Chepstow, the blog on my publisher's website is now live 🙂 Amberley Blog - Secret Chepstow ©2018 Louise Wyatt
… there is a lot of interesting stuff around in the history world at the moment as we remember the famous Battle of Hastings. But here's a snippet from a place a lot of people wouldn't have heard of but Harold - as earl of Wessex - did and, according to tradition, had attempted to … Continue reading Portskewett – Neolithic burial chambers, Roman temples and King Harold …
The connection is Sir Edward Jenner. A prolific judge who sat on the above trials at the end of the 16th century and early 17th century. No, I hadn't heard of him either until I began to research my book, Secret Hayes. He has a tomb in the oldest building in Hayes, Middlesex … Continue reading The connection between the Warboys Witches Trial, Dark Plots to dethrone Elizabeth I & The Fiennes Family