My 4 year anniversary as a published author came at the end of June. I may not have reached all the goals I aimed for in that time, but I’m not done yet. I’ve changed a few dates around and goals are back on the table. 🙂 ~Writing through personal difficulty can be therapeutic~
So as we close in on my upcoming intro to The Gren Series-I’m reposting a reminder about the time frame.
Original post from 2014: I love all things medieval and the History of medieval England is one of my favorite time periods to read and write about. In writing my historical romances I love to focus on the growing love between my characters with a bit of history sprinkled in along with majestic kings. I know some prefer more history than romance, but everyone has a different view of what historical romance is and that’s fine with me, we are all entitled to our opinions. What works for me is just that— what works for me. 🙂
With that said my novel In Every Way, the 1st book in The Gren series, is set during the time of William I The Conqueror and the reign of his son William Rufus.
William II (Known as William Rufus) (r. 1087-1100)
Strong, outspoken and ruddy (hence his nickname ‘Rufus’), William II (reigned 1087-1100) extended his father’s policies, taking royal power to the far north of England. Ruthless in his relations with his brother Robert, William extended his grip on the duchy of Normandy under an agreement between the brothers in 1091. (Robert went on crusade in 1096.)
William’s relations with the Church were not easy; he took over Archbishop Lanfranc’s revenues after the latter’s death in 1089, kept other bishoprics vacant to make use of their revenues, and had numerous arguments with Lanfranc’s popular successor, Anselm. William died on 2 August 1100, after being shot by an arrow whilst hunting in the New Forest.
Courtesy of the British Monarchy