Throughout the ages, those in power have sought to raise revenue by various means. Broadly speaking, following the Civil War and Restoration, Parliament would determine the personal income of the monarch. If the ruler then […]
I found out about the Pascaline purely by chance, when writing my latest novel, The Ladies’ Tale: Caroline and Philippa, due to be published this month (September 2020). I was looking for an interesting but expensive […]
Any of you who have read The Eccentric’s Tale: Harriet, could be forgiven for thinking that I’ve modelled many aspects of Harriet’s personality on Jane Maxwell. In fact I didn’t learn about Jane until long after Harriet was firmly in place in The Jacobite Chronicles, and her back story was already half-written.
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