First of all, I hope that everyone had a happy and peaceful Christmas and New Year and that you are filled with hope for a great 2010!
As you can see from the title (and will already know if you follow me on Facebook), I have just launched the new Hugh Despenser website: Hugh Despenser.com.
I’m sure that Hugh would have loved to have had his own website (if they had existed back in the early 14th century), although what he would have put on it is anyone’s guess! You will notice immediately that, although the ‘Hugh’ content is much the same as the previous site, it is a new, dead sexy format (for a historical site anyway).
I have a bit of work yet to do to fill a few gaps – Edward II shaped gaps in particular – but I shall get around to these as and when the other writing allows me. Talking of which – there is a section dedicated solely to my work in progress, the novel Despenser: extracts, the writing life, the use of ‘alternative research’ as well as factual.
I am hoping to have a few articles from guest writers too – so keep an eye out for those! Future projects include a shop selling mostly medieval themed items and, of course, virtual castle tours as mentioned in the last site.
I hope you enjoy the new look!