Because of the U.S. release of my book, “Marie Antoinette’s Confidante,” I am a lucky enough to be the guest of Joanne Major and Sarah Murden at their blog “All Things Georgian.” Joanne and Sarah have written several books, including “An Infamous Mistress” and “A Right Royal Scandal.” You can learn more about these books and read my guest post, “Marquis de Lafayette and His Affair with Aglaé of Hunolstein,” by clicking here.
Matthew Wicks is my guest today. He is based out of based Suffolk, England, and said he’s been keen on the history of the French Revolution ever since reading about Saint-Just when he was 16 years old. He is interested primarily in political history whether it be the ideologies of the 20th century or the republican movement of the 18th century. He holds a diploma in journalism and told me
“I decided to write on David’s The Death of Marat for a variety of reasons; these include an interest in the subject of the painting itself (the shoddy and agitated, yet enlightened, Jean-Paul Marat), the art reflecting a cultural shift in France at that point (ancien regime indulgences transforming into romanticism) and the fact that the revolution completely blew apart the preexisting world.’
Here is Matthew’s post:
Please welcome my guest Regina Jeffers. Regina, an award-winning author of historical cozy mysteries, Austenesque sequels and retellings, as well as Regency era romances, has worn many hats over her lifetime: daughter, student, military brat, wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, tax preparer, journalist, choreographer, Broadway dancer, theatre director, history buff, grant writer, media literacy consultant, and author. Living outside of Charlotte, NC, Regina writes novels that take the ordinary and adds a bit of mayhem, while mastering tension in her own life with a bit of gardening and the exuberance of her “grand joys.”
Today Regina has chosen to write on childbirth and forceps delivery in the late 1700s and early 1800s. Here is her post: Continue reading