MORE to BROWSE - Pages that might be of Interest


  • An Index of  Interesting Articles
& various entertainments on this blog 
(and a few other places)
(sort of up-to-date - but not quite!)
so what have libraries done for me?

special post in memory of my dear friend, Richard Tearle, 
who passed away on 13th April 2021

Historical Articles of Interest 
by me, Helen Hollick

  • 1066 - a two-week series of articles: start here
  • 1066 - Did the English Fleet meet Duke William At Sea?
  • 5th/6th January 1066 - The event that started the beginning of the end
  • A Sailor's Life for Me (at least until Dinner Time)
  • A Sea Witch, A Surprise and A Rose (by any other name!) Weigh Anchor for a Nautical Blog Hop
  • Bishop Odo - Nice or Nasty?
  • Blackbeard and the Indie Brig...
  • Blackbeard's book club? 
  • Black Heart of Blackbeard
  • Charles Vane -  my 2018 P is for Pirate series
  • Hanging On To Dance The Hempen Jig
  • Hereward - The Real Robin Hood?
  • It's Fun to be a Pirate - or is it?
  • Jail ... Do Not Pass Go
  • January 6th 1066
  • King Arthur and the Wonder of Rome (Blog Hop)
  • King Arthur's women and children 
  • King Cnut - Turning the Tide
  • King Cnut - again
  • King Harold and Duke William's Invasion Fleet - mistake or underestimation?
  • Let's Hear It For Harold
  • Lure of Pirates
  • River Torridge, Devon (Research Notes)
  • To Smuggle - where does the word come from?
  • Smugglers Romantic Rebels or Despicable Thieves? 
  • So Who Was King Arthur?
  • Superstitions at Sea
  • Talk Like A Pirate Day 2017 (some useful phrases... Arrr!)
  • William Dampier
  • What's In A Name - a look at pirates and their names
  • What Pirates Needed Was... A Book of Boat Names!
  • Why did Harold go to Normandy?
  • William Dampier - a remarkable man
  • Wonders of Rome - Romano Britain

  • Non-Historical Articles by me...

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    A selection of guest's articles

    Historical Articles by me written for the 
    (links go to the EHFA )

    Authors and their Characters

    A Few Guests From 2019

    Inge H. Borg and her character  Ebu al-Saqqara
    Clare Flynn and her character Hector Channing
    Annie Whitehead  and her character Æthelflæd, Lady of Mercia
    Stephanie Churchill and her character  Kassia
    Wendy Percival and her character  Maddy Henderson
    Anna Belfrage and her character Matthew Graham
    Susan Appleyard and her character  Ludwig, King of Bavaria
    Charlene Newcomb  and her character Sir Stephen l'Aigle
    Helen Hollick  and her character Pirate Claude de la Rue
    Alison Morton and her character  Conradus Mitelus 
    Lucienne Boyce and her character Dan Foster 
    Richard Abbott's Brendan mab Emrys,
    Annie Whitehead's Penda


    The idea of a Blog Hop, Tour or Chain is to go from one blog to another. Most have a general theme and each Blogger adds his or her contribution on his or her own blog.
    The idea is to introduce readers to new authors and blogs that they have not come across before. So join me (and many varied and interesting Authors) on a variety of fab tours!

    Reviews (from Amazon and readers)

    The Pendragon's Banner Trilogy:
    The Kingmaking
    Pendragon's Banner
    Shadow of the King

    The Saxon Series
    Harold the King (I Am the Chosen King - US Title)
    A Hollow Crown (The Forever Queen - US Title)
    1066 Turned Upside Down (with other authors)

    Sea Witch Voyages    
    Sea Witch Voyage One
    Pirate Code Voyage Two
    Bring It Close Voyage Three
    Ripples In The Sand Voyage Four
    On The Account Voyage Five
    When the Mermaid Sings (Prequel Novella)

    An excerpt from Sea Witch

    Pirates: Truth and Tales
    Discovering The Diamond (tips for writers)

    HMH Pirate Pleasure - some fun games to play for Talk Like A Pirate Day  (19th September)


        Down 'Ere In Devon  click HERE 
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        Leaning on the Gate – my Devon Diary 
        (not very up-to-date)

        Chittlehamholt Village Shop Blog

        Recommended Editors click here
        Various tips for writers click here