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Historical Cheat Sheet:

Articles about the History of Great Britain

(Jump lin) History of the English Monarchy

Elsewhere in Europe

Elsewhere in the World

Mysticism & Mythology

Romantic Couples in History

English Writing & Culture

The Other Side of the Ocean

On History Itself


Castle of the Month – Features castles and, upon occasion, other historic buildings, updated monthly

LLB’s 2001 Trip Diary to England and Wales (Considerable load time without a fast connection)

Going Abroad for Pemberley (Myretta Robens and Cheryl Sneed’s 2002 visit to England -considerable load time without a fast connection)

Lee’s European Vacation – 2008

The Historical Cheat Sheet was created in 1997 to take advantage of the fount of knowledge available on the Internet of historians and historical romance authors. Many fans of historical romance are already history fanatics while others of us have learned more about history from reading history romance than we ever did in school. There is a need to provide additional information to help both history novices and those who are already quite knowledgeable. This is very much a work in progress, and any lover of history is welcome to submit an article.

Articles about the History of Great Britain:

Fifth & Sixth Century Britain: Arthur & The Dark Ages by Tracy Cooper-Posey (Write Byte)

Medieval Times by Shana Abe, Jo Beverley, Denee Cody, Claire Delacroix, Teresa Eckford, Jean Mason, NOVA, and Ellen Micheletti

Tudor Times by Jean Mason

The Stuart Era by Jean Mason

The Puritans by Jennifer Keirans

The Restoration by Jaclyn Reding (Write Byte)

The Georgian Age by TJ and Jo Beverley

The Regency and Post-Regency Era by Melinda McRae, Mary Jo Putney, Diane Farr, Jean Mason, and Ellen Micheletti

The Age of Reform by Jean Mason

Presentation at Court by Ellen Micheletti

The Victorian Era by Ilana Miller

The Life & Issue of Queen Victoria by Ilana Miller

The Victorian House Party by Ellen Micheletti

Mourning by Ellen Micheletti

The Edwardian Era by Ellen Micheletti

The Motorcar Era by Camilla Bartley

Gambling in Historic England by Ellen Micheletti

Talk About Titles: Lords & Ladies, Dukes & Earls by Jo Beverley this is a “jump” link to an article at Jo’s site that will open a new window in your browser

Getting Around: Carriages in Regency and Victorian Times by Ellen Micheletti

Crowns, Pounds and Guineas: A Quick Guide To British Currency by Ellen Micheletti

Nannies & Governesses by Ellen Micheletti

The Servants by Ellen Micheletti

Articles about Scottish History by Charlene & Anthony McGowan, Susan Page, Billy Roberson, Teresa Eckford, and author Rebecca Sinclair

Elsewhere in Europe:

The Vikings by Katarina Wikholm

A Vikings Marriage – No Light-Hearted Affair! by Diana Cosby

Introduction to Europe in the 16th & 17th Centuries by Jean Mason

Articles about French History by Lori-Anne Cohen, TJ, Ilana Miller, Helen Clulow, Kathleen O’Reilly, and Nora Armstrong

Beautiful & Mad? Elisabeth, Empress of Austria & Queen of Hungary by Claudia Terrones

Nicholas & Alexandra by Ellen Micheletti

Elsewhere in the World:

The Harem by Ellen Micheletti

Historical Fiction, the Ottoman Empire, and More (A Quickie) with Ann Chamberlin

Mysticism & Mythology:

Myths & Mysticism by Rosalind Bush (includes discussion of myths in history and a look at the selkie myth)

Faerie v Fairy by authors Mary Jo Putney and Karen Harbaugh (Write Byte)

The Tuatha De Danaan by Greywolf the Wanderer

The Druids by Greywolf the Wanderer

English Writing & Culture:

“Mad, Bad, & Dangerous to Know” – the Original Byronic Hero by Ellen Micheletti

Tiger Skins, Sheiks, & Passionate Kisses by Ellen Micheletti

Popular Fiction in the 19th Century by Ellen Micheletti

Charles Frederick Worth – The Father of Haute Couture by Ellen Micheletti

The Other Side of the Ocean:

Quilting: Woman’s Work – Woman’s Joy by Marianne Stillings (Write Byte)

The Free Black Men and Women of New Orleans & the Placage System by Ellen Micheletti

Money for Titles: The American Dollar Princesses by Ellen Micheletti

Victorian New York by Linda Francis Lee (Write Byte)

The Gilded Age by Ellen Micheletti

Newport During the Gilded Age by Ellen Micheletti

History Itself:

Historical Research Sources by Teresa Eckford

King Stephen and Queen Matilda Bibliography by Teresa Eckford

Richard III Bibliography by Teresa Eckford

King Richard II and Queen Anne Bibliography by Teresa Eckford

On Historical Accuracy by Cynthia Sterling (Quickie)

Ask an Historian

Articles about the History of Great Britain:

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