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Susan Abernethy

Susan Abernethy here. It seems I can’t remember a time when I didn’t love history. At the age of fourteen, I watched “The Six Wives of Henry VIII” on TV and was enthralled. Truth seemed much more strange than fiction. I started reading about Henry VIII and then branched out into many types of history. This even led me to study history in college. Even though I never did anything with the history degree, it’s always been a hobby of mine. Recently a friend graciously allowed me to write for her women’s history blog, Saints Sisters and Sluts. I’ve decided to diversify and do more than just women’s history. I’m going to write my thoughts on all kinds of history from Ancient to mid-20th Century. Please enjoy.

Any and all sources used for these posts are at the bottom of each page under “Sources”.

All images used are in the public domain unless specified otherwise in the caption.

To contact me, leave a comment on any of the posts.

The Freelance History Writer is now a contributor to the following websites:

Medievalists.net
Ancient History Encyclopedia
Early Modern England
Mittelalter Hypotheses – A German blog on the Middle Ages

Author Maria Grace interviews The Freelance History Writer

Interview with The Freelance History Writer on Newsblaze.com

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20 responses

  1. Pingback: Scota: Mother of the Scottish People (Blog)newsantiques.com | newsantiques.com

  2. I have recently been given a family tree that appears to go as far back as 1100s. It appears that I am a descend of II King of Scots Robert *Elizabeth Mure….(King) John (Robert III) Stewart of Scotland (!!! of Scotl’d) Annabella Drummond Queen Scotland; all through my grandmother’s side of the family. I do not know a thing about Scotland. It’s exciting knowing this new information. What does this mean, if anything?

  3. Hi Susan! I didn’t know about your blog before, but now I do. Do you have a list of great historical fiction for the topics that interest you?

  4. Hello Susan, the only thing my mother ever gave me was her love of all things historical and for that i am greatful i can’t get enough of it, i love the saxon period and tudor the most but everything else is a very close runner up

    • Hi Alyson! I see you have been bitten by the history bug too. :) We appear to share similar interests. Thanks for reading. Look for another Anglo-Saxon queen and more kings coming soon.

  5. Hello,

    I’m sorry to bother you I’m sure you get questions like this all the time but I’m a student about to finish an English and History degree and I’m really really interested in becoming a freelance historian but I have no idea how to go about it. I was wondering if you could give me any tips or advice as your website is highly admirable! My aspiration would to become self-sufficient from historical writing as you have and I’d love any advice you could possibly give.

    Thank you so much in advance and I’d understand if you were too busy to reply also as long as you keep up the amazing posts!

    Natasha Martell

  6. Susan, I’m Head Editor of the new website Decoded Past. I’m recruiting history writers for the site and I’m wondering if you would be interested. I’d be delighted to hear from you. Cheers.

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