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Here Be Dragons--new information

sharon
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Here Be Dragons--new information

Post by sharon » Sun September 6th, 2009, 6:44 pm

Hi, everyone. This message is for readers who enjoyed Here Be Dragons. I have just posted a blog entry on my website which contains the utterly fascinating research by one of my blog buddies into the family tree of Llewelyn Fawr; he has concluded that Llewelyn and Joanna had two other daughters in addition to Elen, Gwladys and a hither-to unknown daughter named Susanna. Ah, for a time-travel machine to let me go back 25 years and take this into account while I was writing Dragons!

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Post by zsigandr » Sun September 6th, 2009, 10:31 pm

Thanks for the information Sharon! I loved Here Be Dragons and will be checking this out.
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Post by Margaret » Mon September 7th, 2009, 12:27 am

Here is the link to Sharon's blog: http://sharonkaypenman.com/blog/. Scroll down to the Sept. 6 post for the research into Llewelyn's family tree.
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Post by annis » Mon September 7th, 2009, 1:15 am

As soon as I saw Sharon's post I thought, I bet that blog buddy is our Ken, and sure enough it is. He introduced me to the world of medieval Welsh geneaology earlier, but i decided it was way too complex for me to deal with! It could easily be a life's work for someone- perhaps Ken himself?
http://www.historicalfictiononline.com/ ... php?t=2068

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Post by Carine » Mon September 7th, 2009, 5:45 am

Very interesting ! Thanks for sharing Sharon, I loved Here Be Dragons.

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Post by Ken » Mon September 7th, 2009, 7:14 am

[quote=""annis""]As soon as I saw Sharon's post I thought, I bet that blog buddy is our Ken, and sure enough it is. He introduced me to the world of medieval Welsh geneaology earlier, but i decided it was way too complex for me to deal with! It could easily be a life's work for someone- perhaps Ken himself?
http://www.historicalfictiononline.com/ ... php?t=2068[/quote]

Yup! It's little old me!!

Maybe I'll make it the rest of my life's work, when I finally write 'The End' on the last page of my book on Othon de Grandson!

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Post by sharon » Mon September 7th, 2009, 1:42 pm

[quote=""Margaret""]Here is the link to Sharon's blog: http://sharonkaypenman.com/blog/. Scroll down to the Sept. 6 post for the research into Llewelyn's family tree.[/quote]

Thank you, Annis, for posting this. I am such a neophyte when it comes to cyberspace that I didn't even think to do that.

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Post by sharon » Mon September 7th, 2009, 11:20 pm

I am also blind as a bat...sigh. Sorry, Margaret, you posted the link, not Annis. Thank you. And thank you again, Ken. One of the things I most love about history is that it is so fluid; the tides keep coming in and out, revealing new nuggets of information.

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Post by 4ever Queen » Fri September 11th, 2009, 7:41 pm

Yes, wonderful research/posting Ken. I've been re-reading it over and over to make sure I am not missing nothing. So much information can be a little overwhelming at times but you and Sharon outlined it so well that it's easy to follow as i read it.

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Post by Momrobare » Sun May 23rd, 2010, 9:55 pm

HI
I bought "Here Be Dragons" when it first came out because I thought it was a fantasy novel about dragons which I was into at the time! LOL. I've always loved British and European History so I wasn't too upset to find out that it wasn't written about what I thought it was.

What I was surprised about was that Prince/King John was not the tyrant evil monarch I've always read and heard about!

I truly enjoyed the book and read it twice back to back and then couldn't wait to see if she was going to continue the story and she did.

Since then I haven't been able to get enough of Sharon K. Penman books.

And I have absolutely LOVED Eleanor of Aquatain since I first saw the Katherine Hepburn film The Lion in Winter! :) So when I saw that Sharon was writing about her and Henry...you know I just had to collect the books as they came out and devour them!

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