Even though my Guinevere books fall somewhere between history and legend, fantasy and historical fiction, I’m striving to make them as historically accurate as possible, so I’ve done a lot of research. Here is a sampling of the works I consulted while writing Mistress of Legend:
Bedingfield, M. Bradford. The Dramatic Liturgy of Anglo-Saxon England.
Clarkson, Tim. The Makers of Scotland.
—– The Men of the North.
“Epona: Goddess of Horses, Travelers and Dreams.” April 20, 2013. https://broomcloset.wordpress.com/2013/04/20/epona-goddess-of-horses-travelers-dreams/
Hamilton, Sarah. “The Unique favor of Penance: The Church and the People: c. 800 – 1100.” The Medieval World. Ed. Peter Linehan, Janet L Nelson.
Hawkes, Sonia Chadwich, ed. Weapons and Warfare in Anglo Saxon England. Oxford University Committee for Archeology, 1989.
Jones, Catherine Cartwright. Finding Blue. “History.” 2007. http://www.tapdancinglizard.com/biblos/findingblue1/findingbluehistory.pdf
—– Finding Blue. “Science.” 2007. http://www.tapdancinglizard.com/biblos/findingblue1/findingbluehowto1.pdf
Macleod, Kenneth, “The Celt and the Sea.” The Celtic Review, vol. 3, No. 11 (Jan. 15, 1907), pp. 242-251
MacRitchie, David. “Celtic Civilization.” The Celtic Review, vol. 3, No. 11 (Jan. 15, 1907), pp. 252-256
Matthews, John and Caitlin. The Complete King Arthur.
Moffat, Alistair. The Sea Kingdoms. HarperCollins, London. 2001.
Rowland, Jenny. “Warfare and Horses in the Gododdin and the Problem of Catraeth.” Cambrian Medieval Studies 30 (Winter 1995), 13-40.
Russo, Nicholas V. “The Early History of Lent.” The Center for Christian Ethics at Baylor University, 2013.
Smyth, Alfred P. Warlords and Holy Men: Scotland 80-1000.
Stokes, George Thomas. Ireland and the Celtic Church: A History of Ireland from St. Patrick to the English Conquest of 1172.
Taylor, Brian Hope. Yeavering: An Anglo-British Centre of Early Northumbria. Her Majesty’s Stationary Office, London. 1977.
Warren, Frederick Edward. The Liturgy and Ritual of the Ante-Nicene Church.
Woolf, Alex, Ed. “The Meaning of Catraeth: a Revised Early Context for Y Gododdin.” Beyond the Gododdin: Dark Age Scotland in Medieval Wales. Proceedings of a Day Conference held on 19 February 2005. St. Andrews: St. John’s House Papers, No. 13, 2013, 81-114.