My husband, Mr. Al, has a way with history. He can actually write about a battlefield and make it sound interesting. Not that I’m going to let him go nattering on about battlefields on my Romance-oriented blog, thank you very much! Instead, I ask him to write what he knows about things I think you will be interested in.
His first series was about the wives of Henry VIII. He started with Catherine and ended with the death of Henry himself. It’s highly entertaining.
Since I have written a few books set in Regency England, I asked him to write about George IV. What an eye-opener that series turned out to be! Mr. Al started with George’s birth and went right through to his death, coming up with information that is going to be great in my future work. Really, how often to you see The Regent in a Regency?
Then he took on on Maria Theresa, mother of Marie Antoinette. Did you know that Marie Antoinette’s mother was a powerhouse, a queen on par with Elizabeth I? I had no idea.
So how do you find all these great posts?
There are two ways.
First, you can click on the link below for the series that interests you. The first post from that series will appear, along with a list in my sidebar that says “Articles in this series”. I know the list only goes up to ten right now. Eventually I’ll get it fixed, along with Previous and Next arrows at the bottom of each post.
Second, click on the thing in my sidebar that says “categories”. A menu will drop down. Scroll down until you get to History with Mr. Al, then click on which ever of the subcategories you want. This will present all the posts in reverse order. I recommend using the older entries arrows until you get to the first, then opening each article in a separate window.
Eventually I intend to provide index pages for each series. Yeah. Eventually.