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Is Historical Accuracy Important in My Novel?

You know that moment when you are watching a TV show or a movie and one of your family members says something like “Hey! That _________ wasn’t invented until 1895!” and there’s clear evidence that the show is set during the American War for Independence? 336 more words


"Fireplace" girls

Recently I joined a gym, which, otherwise being apropos of nothing, has allowed me to start listening to Verity Podcast again. The ladies are always great fun, disagreeing with each other in the best way possible, full of nerdery and love for… 1,324 more words

Doctor Who

The Historical Novelist's Dilemma

I’m dithering…

Yes – it’s the novel. Again. But the fact is, you see, that there is this rather grim thing happening in June 1594 – historically happening, I mean. 398 more words


AARRGGHH!! The Need for Historical Accuracy...

Research . . . AARGH!!!!

One of the best parts of being a writer is learning new things. However, one of the worst parts of being a writer is researching those new things. 1,987 more words

British History

The Problem with Bridget of York

  Or Why You Should Cite The Source of Images

This post has been prompted by the appearance of portrait of Bridget of York across a variety of Social Media platforms recently. 1,417 more words

How historically accurate is Braveheart?

Braveheart was a popular movie released in 1995 that won 5 Oscars and featured Mel Gibson as William Wallace. Wallace was a Scottish knight who became a hero in the Scottish rebellions against the English in the late 13th and early 14th century. 219 more words

European History

Real History vs Reel History: The Never-Ending Debate

By Laurel Wilson ’19

Movies based on history have been popular since the rise of film in the entertainment industry. Transporting audiences to a different place and time period is something that film has always had the ability to do and often does very well. 534 more words