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Post by Catherine Delors » Tue March 2nd, 2010, 11:01 pm

[quote=""theredsoldier""]Gavrilo Princip - now THAT could be interesting![/quote]

Great idea...

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Post by Chatterbox » Wed March 3rd, 2010, 8:01 am

Yes, Princip would be somewhat interesting, at least as part of a circle. The problem is that he was so young, really. There was one of the conspirators who was older, more educated, married, etc (and who was executed). Maybe something about the whole conspiracy from the POV of that guy's wife or...?? Or Franz Ferdinand's Duchess and the conspirator's wife -- a collision that will leave only one of the four alive...

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Post by Helen_Davis » Sun March 7th, 2010, 3:46 pm

Queen Tiye

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Post by Kveto from Prague » Sun March 7th, 2010, 6:45 pm

[quote=""Chatterbox""]Yes, Princip would be somewhat interesting, at least as part of a circle. The problem is that he was so young, really. There was one of the conspirators who was older, more educated, married, etc (and who was executed). Maybe something about the whole conspiracy from the POV of that guy's wife or...?? Or Franz Ferdinand's Duchess and the conspirator's wife -- a collision that will leave only one of the four alive...[/quote]


did you know that he and his conspirators had tried to kill ferdinand earlier in the day with a bomb and failed. princip, later, stopped in a shop for a baguette, depressed at his failure. when suddenly he spotted the archduke's motorcade that had taken a detour. he grabbed his gun and leapt into history.

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Post by Margaret » Sun March 7th, 2010, 8:00 pm

I agree with Keny - Gotz von Berlichingen would be a great subject for a novel. He was quite a larger-than-life character. He wrote an autobiography, but if it's been translated into English, I'm not aware of it.
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Post by Nefret » Sun March 7th, 2010, 8:30 pm

[quote=""Andromeda_Organa""]Queen Tiye[/quote]

I would like that too.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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Post by Helen_Davis » Mon March 8th, 2010, 10:38 am

[quote=""Nefret""]I would like that too.[/quote]

I'm gonna get around to her when I finish my alternative history series :D

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Post by chuck » Fri March 12th, 2010, 5:05 pm

I would like to see Bernard Cornwell or Stephen Lawhead/Others develop a series on the Merovingian or the Carolingian Dynasties....the long haired Merovingian had Childeric,Clovis, Dagobert I, to name a few and the Carolingians had Pepin the short,(many more in between) Charlemagne and Louis the Pious....Both need to be fleshed out....a few HF novels but not many have been written.....Especially the Merovingians (my opinion) they deserve a better fate than to be remembered as descendants of Jesus Christ.....Courtly political intrigues, battles, betrayals, infidelity, pious religious hypocrisy, education, jealous heirs myths/ legends personal relationships....It's all their....Maybe a Trilogy/Edward Rutherford approach...
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Post by annis » Fri March 12th, 2010, 5:41 pm

I wonder if any Merovingian novels have been written in French? It does seem surprising that no one's picked up on such a rich vein of blood-stained drama.
The only novel I've read that featured Clothair was a historical romance - quite good for atmosphere but not a great novel. And now I can't even think what it was called--

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Post by Gabriele Campbell » Fri March 12th, 2010, 6:39 pm

Thank you. Merovingian plotbunnies is so what I need. ;)

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