Category Archives: Researching history

Why Did Castle Sieges Happen?

Why did they not just negotiate? Why did they not just have a battle? Why go to the trouble of building such thick walls which may or may not ever be attacked? These are tough questions. The answers have to … Continue reading

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Writing a Report for School?

Have you ever wondered why teachers want you to use novels for book reports and non-fiction books for history reports? If the writer of the historical novel has done a lot of research, why can’t you use their novel instead … Continue reading

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Finding Historical Details

For this novel I needed trees, plants and birds. So I researched which ones are native to Shropshire where Bridgnorth Castle was built. Unfortunately, native species in a modern scientific study may only have been in a locale for 300 … Continue reading

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