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by marklord
Fri August 8th, 2014, 7:13 am
Forum: Later Medieval
Topic: Hundred Years war from the French perspective?
Replies: 5
Views: 4200

In a Dark Wood Wondering by Halle Haasse is a really good book - although the focus is more on the central character, Charles d'Orleans and their life rather than the Hundred Years War - the war is more just part of his story, but its more of a character driven book I think. Another series are the b...
by marklord
Tue June 3rd, 2014, 11:02 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: What Are You Reading? November 2011
Replies: 130
Views: 22355

Just started reading Bitter Seeds by Ian Tregillis - pleasantly surprised, I thought it was going to be a bit trashy - but then maybe I'm a sucker for occult Nazis and magic?
by marklord
Tue June 3rd, 2014, 11:01 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: The Most Annoying thing today
Replies: 1404
Views: 83497

I got bitten by something yesterday - didn't even notice it until I saw blood on my leg!
by marklord
Tue June 3rd, 2014, 11:00 am
Forum: Books by Historical Fiction Online Members
Topic: Guidelines and Additions
Replies: 78
Views: 26572

So can I go in an edit that list myself - I thought I had to post my titles on this thread and then they would at some point be updated on the other thread listing the titles - is that correct.

Sorry if I have misunderstood something.
by marklord
Mon June 2nd, 2014, 1:32 pm
Forum: Ask Your Fellow Readers
Topic: Books on Joan of Kent
Replies: 7
Views: 2479

I have a feeling that she features as a secondary character in The People's Queen by Vanora Bennett - she's portrayed in a pretty bad light - fat and and not a very nice person, I seem to remember. Would be interested to hear of any other portrayals too as she'll probably feature in a book I'm writi...
by marklord
Mon June 2nd, 2014, 1:29 pm
Forum: Books by Historical Fiction Online Members
Topic: Guidelines and Additions
Replies: 78
Views: 26572

Just wondering - is anyone updating this list anymore?
by marklord
Wed May 28th, 2014, 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: armoured combat
Replies: 8
Views: 621

Had a chance to watch the video now - remarkable - the armour actually does look like it's fairly light - although I noticed that the instructor mentioned that if you become unbalanced it felt heavy - so probably part of the technique is to unbalance an opponent and then take advantage. Also you're ...
by marklord
Wed May 14th, 2014, 10:55 am
Forum: Historical Fantasy
Topic: Raymond E Feist
Replies: 14
Views: 3057

Yes I've listened to Tigana as an audio book and plan to read some other Kay books soon.

Would like to try Magician though.
by marklord
Wed May 14th, 2014, 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: armoured combat
Replies: 8
Views: 621

I think the subscribe option is the best one - not ideal though. Thx. I watched the video - although I'm not sure if its the right one - neither of the combatants are wearing armour? One thing that struck me is that during the sparring both combatants move forward and back quite a lot - this would b...
by marklord
Wed May 14th, 2014, 10:05 am
Forum: Historical Fantasy
Topic: Speculative Fiction
Replies: 11
Views: 3711

I think one of my favourite alternate history books is Eifelheim by Michael Flynn - aliens land in a medieval German village - not as wacky as it might sound and very well done. Unfortunately Michael Flynn doesn't seem to have written anything else historical, but this is a very well researched what...

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