Ave Historia: An irreverent look at historical fiction today: books trends, historical tidbits, and random tangents
September 21, 2009
I happen to be getting married in two weeks, and as my thoughts lightly turn not to romance but to the necessity of dealing with things like photographers and centerpieces, I can’t help but think of famous historical weddings. How did brides of the past do it?
Perhaps the most opulent wedding in (more…)
July 25, 2009
Philippa Gregory made it big with "The Other Boleyn Girl" and followed it with "The Virgin’s Lover," "The Queen's Fool," and "The Boleyn Inheritance." Now there are approximately 2,500 books about Anne Boleyn, Cate Blanchett garnered an Oscar nomination or two playing Elizabeth I, a major television show called “The Tudors” is racking up (more…)