Rogue Knight by Regan Walker

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Book 2 in the award-winning Medieval Warriors series of historical novels. Set in York, England in 1069, it tells the story of Sir Geoffroi de Tournai and Emma of York and William the Conqueror's Harrying of the North.

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BBC's "The Normans Part 2 - Conquest" describes the Harrying of the North featured in Rogue Knight

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Ring Out the Old: Medieval Bells in England

Of the bells that survive, the oldest may be in St. Chad’s Church in Claughton in Lancashire.

My article for History Undressed: William the Conqueror’s Castles in York
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William the Conqueror’s Castles in York By Regan Walker

Welcome back to History Undressed, guest author, Regan Walker! Today we're in for a real treat! Two of my favorite things William the Conqueror and castles! Enjoy! William the Conqueror’s Castles in York By Regan Walker Rogue Knight is set in York in 1069-70. In the course of my research, I learned much about the castles William the Conqueror built in York. He might have conquered the south of England in 1066 but he did not conquer the north until years later. The north drew his attention…

Emma's wedding gown
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Emma's wedding gown

The Drakkar, or the dragon ship, the largest of the Danish longships.

The Drakkar, or the dragon ship, the largest of the Danish longships.

Talisand in spring
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Talisand in spring

The Colors they wore... Paint my World Bright: Color in the Medieval Era b...

Paint my World Bright: Color in the Medieval Era by Regan Walker

One of my readers asked me about the colors of the medieval era (from the 5th through 15th centuries). And this got me to thinking. For my own medieval stories, including my most recent book, Rogue Knight, my research told me the people preferred bright colors and scarlet was often the color of nobility, including the English, French, Scots and Danes in my story. But I had not looked beyond this until now to the source of those colors. Today we often dress in subtle colors: cream, beige…

Map of England's shires showing Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Cheshire. Talisand was located in what would become Lancashire in the 12th century.
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Map of England's shires showing Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Cheshire. Talisand was located in what would become Lancashire in the 12th century.

Alain's words to his friend, Geoff when he remarks about how hard it would be to win the love of Emma of York.

Alain's words to his friend, Geoff when he remarks about how hard it would be to win the love of Emma of York.

Map of the Danelaw showing the cities of Chester, York and London.

Map of the Danelaw showing the cities of Chester, York and London.

Emma's Danish gold neck ring
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Emma's Danish gold neck ring

Emma's flower crown
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Emma's flower crown

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Red Squirrel

Norman and Saxon portrayed in stained glass at St Mary the Virgin Church, East Sussex, England

Norman and Saxon portrayed in stained glass at St Mary the Virgin Church, East Sussex, England