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Who would you nominate for an HF author to write about?

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Charm
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Postby Charm » Sat September 6th, 2008, 12:34 am

Elizabeth of York
Elizabeth Woodville

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Sat September 6th, 2008, 1:01 am

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Leyland
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Postby Leyland » Sat September 6th, 2008, 1:06 am

Have I missed any novels centered on Anna Komnene (or Comnena), the Byzantine princess and scholar and, as the author of the Alexiad, known as one of the first female historians. I'd love to read a novel about her from birth and royal upbringing as the eldest child of Emperor Manuel Komnene and throughout her life as she attempted to seize imperial power for herself in the 11/12th C.

I intend to read The Alexiad at some point on the link below, but would love to read some good biographical fiction about her. In fact, something along the lines of Great Maria would be terrific!

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/basis/annacomnena-alexiad.html
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Postby SonjaMarie » Sat September 6th, 2008, 1:22 am

I found a YA book about her:
Anna of Byzantium by Tracy Barrett
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0440415365/theladyjanegr-20

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donroc
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Postby donroc » Sat September 6th, 2008, 11:38 am

That reminds me. Byzantine Empress Irene might be worth a go for psychological HF. She murdered her husband and son to take power.
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Bodo the Apostate, a novel set during the reign of Louis the Pious and end of the Carolingian Empire.

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chuck
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Postby chuck » Sat September 6th, 2008, 2:07 pm

I would love to see a author write about the "White Ship" disaster of 1120....The stuff of books......It was such a sad tale.....It deserves more attention then a few mentions in other books.....

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Amanda
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Postby Amanda » Sat September 6th, 2008, 9:36 pm

"chuck" wrote:I would love to see a author write about the "White Ship" disaster of 1120....The stuff of books......It was such a sad tale.....It deserves more attention then a few mentions in other books.....


Oh yes that is a good one too!

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Spitfire
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Postby Spitfire » Sun September 7th, 2008, 5:37 pm

I would love to read a book about Zenobia, the Warrior Queen of Palmyra. She was beautiful, ambitious, capable as an administrator, fluent in several languages and used to campaigning with her husband. In 267 CE, Zenobia's husband and heir were assasinated. Zenobia managed to gain the respect and support of her subjects. She marched with her armies into Egypt and proclaimed herself queen in 269 CE, subsequently strengthening and embellishing her capital city Palmyra (to the point that it ranked with the larger cities of the Roman world). Her reign lasted no more than five years however, as she was defeated by Emperor Aurelian in 272 CE, who sacked Palmyra beyond repair. Zenobia was granted clemency and was said to have married a Roman senator and presumably spent the rest of her life in retirement.
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Kveto from Prague
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Postby Kveto from Prague » Wed August 12th, 2009, 10:25 pm

I want someone to write about this guy, Fritz Joubert Dusquesne

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fritz_Joubert_Duquesne


was a South African Boer soldier, prisoner of war, big game hunter, journalist, war correspondent, Anglophobe, stockbroker, saboteur, spy, and adventurer whose hatred for the British caused him to volunteer to spy for Germany during both World Wars. As a Boer spy he was known as the Black Panther, but he is also known as "The man who killed Kitchener"

He pretended to be paralized for 2 YEARS to escape from a prison hospital


talk about larger than life

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Veronica
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Postby Veronica » Wed August 12th, 2009, 11:28 pm

Is there any fiction about Jeanne D'Arc? Or non fiction for that matters that are good?
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