Double trouble

I’ve been thinking how to do the Gowrie conspiracy for James VI and wondered if I could have a look-alike for him. I believe Churchill and Montgomery both had one in WW2. IN the conspiracy, […]

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Back to Jamie the Devious

Back to the Jacobites. I’ve come to the end of my draft researches and found an interesting snippet in Kings of the Sea by J. D. Davies. It seems the dying throw of the dice […]

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Duel in the Rain

I’ve sent the first book of the Drover trilogy to have it critiqued and then either throw it in the bucket or work it into something saleable. It’s a good tale and I’m hopeful it […]

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Personality and Community

Maybe I’m attracted to write about the Stuart’s yachts and small events like the Bombardment of Eilean Donan castle, because I read so much C. S. Forester, who had not only Hornblower, but Brown on […]

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Yachts

I need to get down off my hobby horse of British and make a note about sailing. It is often quoted that Charles II was the father of British Yachting but his yachts had many […]

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British London

I sometimes find that a small incident in my research opens up into a whole spectrum of things. That’s how King James I and VI has affected me. James went to London and several Scots […]

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Democratic Revolution

One of the causes of revolution is the perception among a group, even a nation, that they are not being heard, that their concerns are not being addressed. That is just as true with the […]

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Spirit of a Story

Characters talking up a story.

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Scotland and the Auld Alliance

I have recently come across reference to Scotland’s Auld Alliance with France. What my researches into the Stuarts have highlighted is that the Auld Alliance was reinvented every time the French were at war with […]

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A Sovereign Address

I have often found the throw-away comments in history books to be the some of the most intriguing and The King’s Revenge, by Don Jordan and Michael Walsh, proved no exception. The book deals with […]

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