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Lady Johanna’s Recipe: A Guest Post by Elizabeth St. John

24 April 2017

Today, we welcome Elizabeth St.John, author of The Lady in the Tower, a novel set in the seventeenth century. Heads up, folks, Elizabeth will be giving an Author Talk at Lydiard House...

Historical Fiction: How important is historical accuracy? A conversation with historian Sara Read

18 April 2017

Last year on The Seventeenth Century Lady, we had a guest post by literary historian Dr Sara Read, entitled Menstruation & Female Bleeding in Seventeenth-Century England. To this...

Review: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

12 April 2017

As I’m no longer bound by deadlines for my own work, I’ve been making progress on my list of books to read for fun. One of these was The Miniaturist, which was published...

Fact, Fiction & Fantasy in a Seventeenth-Century Setting: A Guest Post by Paula Brackston

3 April 2017

Fact, Fiction and Fantasy in a Seventeenth Century Setting I think of myself as a writer of historical fiction. I write books set in the past, using real events to securely locate the...