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Hello from a newbie

Post by Ely » Fri November 25th, 2011, 10:34 pm


I'm Ely, and I found this forum by accident while looking at something else.

Mostly interested in medieval history, but who knows what else I might be tempted by! After looking at a few threads, I know that I will be buying more books.

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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favourite 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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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Fri November 25th, 2011, 11:19 pm

Welcome, Ely! We have lots of medieval fans here-- but that is a long span of time, starting anywhere from 400-600 AD and ending between 1300-1500 AD, depending on which definition you adhere to. Which centuries intrigue you most?

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Post by Misfit » Sat November 26th, 2011, 12:04 am

Hi Ely, I suspect you'll feel right at home. We have lots of medieval fans around here.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Post by donroc » Sat November 26th, 2011, 12:20 am

Welcome and enjoy.

Bodo the Apostate, a novel set during the reign of Louis the Pious and end of the Carolingian Empire.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXZthhY6 ... annel_page

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Post by LoveHistory » Sat November 26th, 2011, 1:06 am

Hi Ely. I love the medieval era too.

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Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
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Post by Vanessa » Sat November 26th, 2011, 11:40 am

Welcome, Ely! I hope you enjoy it here.
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Post by wendy » Sat November 26th, 2011, 2:43 pm

Hi Ely. The best part of this forum? There is something for everyone. Welcome!
Wendy K. Perriman
Fire on Dark Water (Penguin, 2011)

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Post by fljustice » Sat November 26th, 2011, 3:29 pm

Hi Ely! Welcome and have fun.
Faith L. Justice, Author Website

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Post by LoobyG » Sat November 26th, 2011, 5:08 pm

Hello and welcome Ely! I can almost guarantee that you'll be tempted by something on this forum :)

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Currently reading: The Warrior's Princess by Barbara Erskine
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime, dual time-frame
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Post by Madeleine » Sat November 26th, 2011, 6:30 pm

Hi Ely and welcome. I'm a 11/12th century fan. Have fun on here!
Currently reading: The Warrior's Princess by Barbara Erskine

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