Fictional Worlds

This is week 6 of the Blog Tour for my latest medieval novel, The Anarchy. MJ Porter asked me about the historical sources I drew on for my research. My guest post is here. I discuss how I use objects in museums, such as the medieval wedding ring pictured above. Its inscription reads, ‘I will serve you until I die.’ In the opening scene of The Anarchy, Nest is married against her will. She leaves her wedding ring on the table in the Great Hall and absconds.

You can also read an excerpt on the Archaeolibrarian site here. The excerpt is a scene in which my heroine, Nest, waits for news from the battlefield of Crug Mawr near Cardigan in Wales, where three of her sons are fighting on the Norman side against their uncle and cousins, who are fighting on the Welsh side.

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