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  • Welcome!

    June 27, 2019 by

    The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” — Winston Churchill.   I am so glad you’re here. If you found me through Twitter, you probably already know that I am a writer of historical fiction who loves all things British–and in particular, Scottish. If you came here from… Read more

  • Rival Queens: Mary, Queen of Scots & Queen Elizabeth I

    September 5, 2021 by

    Mary Queen of Scots & Queen Elizabeth I. If only they could have been friends.  I recently came across some gorgeous photos from Harper’s Bazaar with model’s posing as the rival queen cousins, Mary Stuart and Elizabeth Tudor. This got me thinking about the turbulent relationship between the two women and I thought I’d jot… Read more

  • The First Executed Witch in the North Berwick Witch Trials

    April 10, 2021 by

    What were the North Berwick Witch Trials? The North Berwick witch trials were held to examine several people who were accused of witchcraft in Scotland starting in 1590. King James VI of Scotland married Anne of Denmark in a proxy marriage ceremony in 1589. But when it came time for Anne to sail to Scotland… Read more

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