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mrs archer
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a bit of news to share with the re-enactment community: i've just launched my new business, 'herstory writing & interpretation', offering wars of the roses based writing, lecturing and living history/show n' tell sessions for clients in the yorkshire area. my first book, 'the battle of wakefield revisited: a fresh perspective on richard of york's final battle, december 1460', is currently being type-set, and should be in print by the end of may... and if you'd like further information about what i'm up to, you can check out my new website, helencox-herstorywriting.co.uk !

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I take it you are looking at history from the female point of view :roll:

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yes, trying to... or at least allowing for the kind of emotional interpretation that a lot of traditional historians ignore (cos it can't be 'proved' with objects or documented 'facts'). but it's always seemed to me that by disregarding the feelings people must have had at the time, we end up with histories of cardboard cutouts instead of real people (female or male). but i'm not a 'real' historian (different academic background) - so i enjoy speculating about what made people tick, how they felt and why they did what they did - even if i can't prove it!!
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will you be selling the books at the markets ? Ive noticed a couple of authors have set stalls up at the WEC market to sell their work, might be worth a punt lol :) :)
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Barbara Tuchmann and Barbara Hanawalt managed to convey emotional interest in their texts.

Tuchmann's - a Distant Mirror is a classic.

Hanawalt's - The Ties that Bound and Growing up in Medieval London are also must haves.

Not sure if they are writers from a woman's perspective per se, so much that they are excellent historians who very much manage to convey a sense of feeling rather than dry facts.
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Cracking reads are they three.
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Who's the publisher? :)

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ViscontesseD'Asbeau wrote:Who's the publisher? :)
No, Who's on first, What is on second and I don't know is on third! :)
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apologies for the delay in replying - 'battle of wakefield revisited' is published by helen cox, herstory writing & interpretation, isbn 978 0956 576804, rrp £12 plus p+p from http://www.YPD-books.com . and i've just heard that it'll be available from 23rd june.

i don't personally have plans to sell it at events, although a friend has offered to do so for me on their book/gift stall... so it may yet turn up at tewkesbury, bosworth etc! if i get any more info on that, i'll keep you posted. but it'll definitely be on sale at towton battlefield society's annual palm sunday event on 17th april 2011.
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