A compilation of essays from the English Historical Fiction Authors blog, this book provides a wealth of historical information from Roman Britain to early twentieth century England. Over fifty different authors share hundreds of real life stories and tantalizing tidbits discovered while doing research for their own historical novels.

From Queen Boadicea’s revolt to Tudor ladies-in-waiting, from Regency dining and dress to Victorian crime and technology, immerse yourself in the lore of Great Britain. Read the history behind the fiction and discover the true tales surrounding England’s castles, customs, and kings.


“…guaranteed to inspire and intrigue – a fountain of knowledge penned by wordsmiths with a passion for the past.” – Helen Hollick

“Thoroughly enjoyable and diverse. I’d recommend it as leisure reading for any history fan.” – Elizabeth Chadwick

About the Authors

The English Historical Fiction Authors group consists of 50+ authors who publish a daily essay about British history at English History Authors Blog. Mostly historical novelists, they share the fascinating historical tidbits that they have come across while doing research for their novels. The group was founded by Debra Brown, and the blog has attracted a wide following on the Internet.