"EC2" wrote:Oh yes indeed. I started work on that several months ago and am building up an interesting picture, not just of Eleanor, but of Louis (I think this is a perfect description of his personality if you take him as The Lady in this cartoon http://www.reallyfabcards.com/EM29.php ) and Suger and Eleanor's sister Petronella. It mostly agrees with known history, but there are different slants and facets - as I always expect. It is also interesting to see how much secondary sources take one facet and run with it so often that the weight of history becomes very lopsided. You have to strip it back to the original source if possible and then ask who was writing it and why they chose their words.
When I said the take was my own, I suppose I was being sensitive to the awareness that some readers don't believe in, or have difficulty getting their heads round the psychic side of my research. As far as I'm concerned I've done too much of it now and had such consistent results for it not to be bang on the money, but I know not everyone agrees.
I don't care how you do what you do, it just works
So long as Alison doesn't come across Eleanor sleeping with Uncle Raymond, or Stephen being Henry's father