On bias in biographies

There’s no such thing as an objective biography, not even of someone as well-studied as Francis Bacon. Sometime in the…

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The more things change...

.. the more they stay the same. Perhaps it’s a special curse afflicting historians and writers of historical fiction, but…

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Pix & Notes: Beards

I got all tangled up in the beards of my red herrings while writing my last book, which was exactly…

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Pix & notes: Coughton Court

I visited Coughton Court in 2009, on the first trip I made purely for book research. It was June and…

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What, fisticuffs?

I had to write a little fight scene recently for my Elizabethan work-in-progress. This series is light on violence, but…

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Victorian House-hunting: Close In

The house my Professor and Mrs. Moriarty moved into in Book 2, Moriarty Takes His Medicine, became an avatar for…

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