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Hunks in History

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Spitfire
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Location: Canada

Postby Spitfire » Mon September 8th, 2008, 9:06 pm

I have to agree with your above list girls! But I would also like to add:
Ralph - Gregory's Wideacre Trilogy
John Clemente - Vanora Bennett's Portait of an Unknown Woman
and maybe even
Robert Dudley -Virgin's Lover
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EC2
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Location: Nottingham UK
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Postby EC2 » Mon September 8th, 2008, 9:08 pm

I don't know if it's totally non PC to name one of one's own characters but I'm going to because he has such a hold on me. In fact he just about wrote the book!

1. John FitzGilbert Marshal - William's father. It's the pheremones! :o :D
Cough!

Okay, seriously Men in novels who have had a lasting impression on me.

Ian de Vipont in Roberta Gellis's Alinor. (My eldest son may not have smouldering dark eyes and curly black hair, but the fact that he's called Ian might just have something to do with Gellis!) I love Ian de Vipont because for all that he is the tall, dark, handsome hero, he's not a cardboard cutout. I have rarely met a good looking male leave who is more alive than Ian.

Llewelyn Fawr in Here Be Dragons - what's not to like? Experienced, sexy man who mostly wears his power lightly.

Simon de Montfort in Falls the Shadow. I have to say here that he was once on my list. I fell hard for him the first time I read this book and for a while he almost supplanted Llewelyn in my affections. But having read the history and now having a Jewish professor of medieval studies as a close friend, I can no longer believe this version of S de M. But once upon a time I loved him to bits.

Hugh Berenger in the Cadfael series. I used to read those books just for him!
I defy anyone to read One Corpse too Many and not fall for him!

Nathaniel Bonner in Sarah Donati's Into The Wilderness - rather yummy.

Diana Gabaldon's Jamie Fraser - although I'd probably want to nick his hair and eyes for myself!

Lymond would have been on my list too, but I think he's just a tad too precious and although I like him a lot, in reality I'd probably end up pushing him down a well!

What about women? For memorable ones I'd nominate:

Alinor - creation of Roberta Gellis. A 12thC woman of her time who runs rings round the men

Scarlett O'Hara. Love her or hate her she's there!

Angelique from the Sergeanne Golon novels - what a life story!

Philippa from the Lymond Chronices

Claire Fraser from the Outlander series - for being so indefatigable!
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Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Divia
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Location: Always Cloudy, Central New York

Postby Divia » Mon September 8th, 2008, 10:28 pm

OK I dont know if this counts...

never read the book but the mini series was wonderful and this man is just hunky!!!!!!!!!!!

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Mon September 8th, 2008, 10:39 pm

"What about women? For memorable ones I'd nominate:

Alinor - creation of Roberta Gellis. A 12thC woman of her time who runs rings round the men

Scarlett O'Hara. Love her or hate her she's there!

Angelique from the Sergeanne Golon novels - what a life story!

Philippa from the Lymond Chronices

Claire Fraser from the Outlander series - for being so indefatigable"


We'll have to start a separate thread. What shall we call it? I do so agree with this list (except for Angelique haven't read those yet), but Philippa or Alinor? We could put that one up for debate.

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Tanzanite
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Postby Tanzanite » Mon September 8th, 2008, 11:22 pm

"Misfit" wrote:Who are the men in your historical novels that make you swoon?

  • Jamie Fraser from the Outlander Series (DUH!)
  • William Marshal The Greatest Knight
  • John Fitzgilbert A Place Beyond Courage
  • Llewelyn Fahr Here Be Dragons
  • Llewelyn The Last The Reckoning


I definately agree about William and the Llewelyns (haven't read the other two books yet so can't say). I also agree with Sonja about John de Gael. Is it getting hot in here?
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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Tue September 9th, 2008, 3:30 am

"Divia" wrote:OK I dont know if this counts...

never read the book but the mini series was wonderful and this man is just hunky!!!!!!!!!!!

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Works for me...I mentioned him earlier in the thread as well! :D
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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
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Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Tue September 9th, 2008, 3:49 am

I know I might be the only one in the dark, but -- I have no idea who the guy in the picture is, or what book/movie/TV series he comes from.

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Lady of the Forest
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Postby Lady of the Forest » Tue September 9th, 2008, 4:25 am

I totally fell in love with the Robin Hood in Lady of the Forest
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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Survivors by Kate Furnivall & The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Tue September 9th, 2008, 7:04 am

"MLE" wrote:I know I might be the only one in the dark, but -- I have no idea who the guy in the picture is, or what book/movie/TV series he comes from.




The actor is Richard Armitage. The TV series is based on Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South. I believe Richard Armitage was in the TV series of Robin Hood as Guy of Guisbourne, too. He is an attractive man.
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pat
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Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Postby pat » Tue September 9th, 2008, 10:49 am

My list...

Mr Darcy
Colonel Brandon
William Marshal
John Thornton(North and South)
John Fitzgilbert

I could be happy with any of the above!
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