Susan Abernethy has a degree in history and is a member of the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association and The Historical Association.  Her blog, The Freelance History Writer has been continuously publishing historical articles since 2012, with an emphasis on European, Tudor, medieval, Renaissance, Early Modern and Women’s history.  She is currently working on a biography of a prominent Stuart royal.

Due to time constraints and ongoing historical projects, I am unable to read any books outside of those required for my own research.

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

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

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

Interviews with The Freelance History Writer

Interview with Diana Milne on The Review blog

Keira Morgan interviews The Freelance History Writer about Renaissance Women

History’s Willing Advocate:  Q&A With The Freelance History Writer

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  1. Susan, you manage to take complicated subjects to the mainstream audience and your style is easy and fun to read. I teach this subject and consider myself a lifelong student, sometimes unlearning things I have learned. I am soon to publish a 300-page book exploring the events that led to The Battle of Hastings. I have also produced a trailer for a prospective movie on this subject.
    The article you wrote on Edward the Confessor revealed something I hadn’t known. I haven’t heard that Edward and Edith’s union was particularly happy and that she decorated their private living quarters with Spanish rugs. I took an elective in Moorish Art in college, and you managed to touch on one small thing I actually remember from a course that rhymes with ”boorish.” (!)
    Spanish Carpets really didn’t appear until the mid 1200s. I think you made a rather understandable error and conflated Edward the Confessor with Prince Edward, soon to be known as ‘Longshanks’, married to Queen Eleanor of Castile. She took great lengths to manage his reputation and to adorn their private quarters.
    Eleanor herself was much admired for her education and her eloquent manner. She accompanied Longshanks on crusade and freely handled matters on behalf of the king.
    I never knew that 30 years after I suffered through a class I should have enjoyed, one thing would appear in print that really resonated with me! I am a huge fan of your work, and given your attention to detail, I thought you might be okay with me addressing this!


    • Hi Robert, Thanks for your kind comments. It appears you have a passion for history! I think about the history classes I took many years ago myself and they gave me a good foundation for my later studies.

      Regarding the carpets, I stand by the comment. Frank Barlow has translated “The Life of King Edward who rests at Westminster”, written by a contemporary, anoymous monk. The monk mentions the splendid Spanish carpets which adorned Edward’s throne room. The Moors established themselves on the Iberian peninsula in the 8th C. There’s mention in a 12th century poem of the Spanish rug weaving industry being well established a century earlier.


  2. Hi Susan, big fan of all the work you’ve done on these subjects. I’m very much interested in the Middle Ages myself, so your website and all the effort you’ve put into the Medieval and Early Modern Facebook group have taught me a lot.

    I was wondering if you’d be willing to accept a guest post. I’ve contributed to World History Encyclopedia (formerly Ancient.eu) in the past, but I’d like to support your great blog with content as well. Please let me know if you’re interested.


  3. Hi Susan

    I just wanted to say that this site is fantastic. I’m not a writer or journalist or anything like that. I read for pure enjoyment and I discovered your site by accident, which was fortunate.
    I have been fighting off a bit of pesky cancer lately and the writing on this site has given me fantastic distraction through some nasty times so I would like to say thank you for your work. Please don’t stop.




  4. Hello Ms Abernethy,
    First congratulations for your work: it’s very impressive!
    I spent some time tracking ancestors in Northern France and came across a 1335 document recorded as “Cédule relative à un procès entre la reine d’Angleterre et Adrienne de Cambron”. A number of things seem to align : it’s recorded in the Ponthieu which Philip VI confiscated from Edward II at the time. I assumed the queen must be Philippa de Hainault but found nothing conclusive. Then I saw your piece on her.
    If you’re curious to see it, the document is accessible at : https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b10035991w/f138.item.zoom# , Chartes du compté de Ponthieu (BnF Gallica).
    The engine allows for a decent zoom and Adrienne de Cambron’s name is easily recognizable on the second line but the calligraphy is hard to read.
    Do you know anything about this trial?
    I found several records of knights, esquires, litigations about land, charters, and donations but what is really intriguing my daughters is this mysterious procès with a queen of England!
    My main goal is to fuel their interest about history so feel absolutely free to ignore this if it’s of little interest to you or if you have no time for it.
    All the best!
    JM Cambron


  5. Hello Susan, I have only recently come across your amazing website with its authoritative and beautifully written pieces. During lockdown I started to write some essays on the post-dissolution history of monasteries in England and Wales. As you know over 800 we’re closed at that time and so their stories are varied becoming parish churches, cathedrals, homes and of course tourist attractions amongst other roles. I have just started a blog and have put some of the articles online at the address below which is still in development. I was wondering if any of these might be suitable for inclusion as a gust post on your website. I have about another 30 awaiting completion covering the impact of monastic remains on antiquarians, the romantic movement and archaeology. Although I have no formal qualifications in history (my degree was in Aerospace Engineering) I have had a lifelong interest in monasteries and have visited many across the UK and Europe.
    Many Thanks
    Richard Taylor


  6. Dear Susan: I am a passionate royal journalist and editor-in-chief of the royal history and news website, Secretos Cortesanos. I am writing to you to request permission to reproduce in Spanish some of the interesting articles on your blog to expand content to the Hispanic-American public. Fortunately our site receives thousands of readings per day and we undertook the task of adding experienced voices with articles or interviews. By the way, I’d love to be able to do a short interview with you about a royal person you’re interested in. I await your response while I congratulate you on your great work. I admire you, Darío



  7. Hi Susan,
    I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your articles on Scottish and French history. I am a recent history graduate from the University of Aberdeen and would love to discuss the possibility of writing a guest post.
    I have listed below subjects I have studied which seem applicable to the main themes of historical coverage on your website.
    Renaissances and Reformation; Birth of Modernity: Politics, Culture and Science in Europe 1700-1870; Jacobites: War, Exile and Politics of Succession in Britain; French Revolution; The Scottish Wars of Independence.
    I look forward to hearing from you.

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      • Hello Susan! I was reading a post you made about Isabella of Gloucester. It wouldn’t let me reply to that post for some reason, so I apologize for replying here. You wrote, “Sometime during 1190-1, Isabella and John visited Normandy and issued charters together. But by 1193, they appear to have been estranged, most likely due to Isabella’s failure to have a child. Also in 1193, John considered getting out of his marriage with Isabella to marry Princess Alys, sister of the French king who was originally supposed to marry his brother Richard. He considered an annulment of his marriage again in 1196.”

        I wondered if you could share your sources for that? I am writing about Isabella and have had the hardest time finding documents or chronicles that show she issued any charters with John *except* for one dated around 1190. I found that in a book called The Earldom of Gloucester Charters. Did you find any better or more detailed sources? I would love to have a look myself if there is one I am simply overlooking!

        Thank you for writing your blog! It is a treat to read. 🙂


      • Hi Kristen, Thank you for your kind words. All of my sources are listed at the end of the article. If you have access to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, there is a complete list of primary sources for the article on Isabella of Gloucester. Susan


  8. Hello Susan,

    I’m contacting you on behalf of Gorringe’s Auctioneers in Lewes, England.

    They are putting a Charles I Memorial Ring to auction on 3rd December 2019 and we thought it may be a piece you’d be interested in covering and of interest to readers of your blog, The Freelance History Writer.

    If so, please feel free to use the text below for your article or your own copy as you see fit.

    Google doc about the ring here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1N2yJ2gf4SbQogkYlI-BQI4ycxdkj5UiyT1DkbD62SO8/edit?usp=sharing

    Images of the ring here:

    Gorringe’s website to link to in your article should you wish: https://www.gorringes.co.uk

    Thank you very much in advance



  9. Susan,
    Hello, my name is David Russell. You wrote a piece about Dr Butts. I have recently found out he a a very very Great Grand Father. Is there any more information you can provide about him and or the family? I can send you the family tree diagram if it would be helpful. I am just trying to learn more.


  10. Dear Susan, I am writing to you because we have very beautiful painting by Corneille de Lyon which we believe depicts Madeleine de Valois (1520 – 1537), daughter of Francis I of France, who was briefly married to James V of Scotland, and known as the “Summer Queen”, but who died aged 16 and is buried at Hollyrood Palace, Edinburgh, Scotland. We would be interested to know your thoughts on the picture. Is it possible to send you a private message in case you are interested? Many thanks, N.


  11. Hello, I would like to know if I can translate your articles and post on my blog with the credits and links.


  12. Hi Susan!

    My name is Allison and I’ve been a fan of your work for a long time. I also studied history in college, but found that so far I have not used it towards my career. I started a blog last year (historynavigator.wordpress.com), but I feel I have been inconsistent.
    What are your best time management/research tips (especially with a full time job)? How do you go about finding good sources? Do you have any advice on blog promotion as well?

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  13. Ms Abernethy,

    I have struggled with the concept of using present-day moral standards to judge the character of historical figures (presentism).

    Intuitively I suspect this is a flawed approach to historiography.

    In my brief search for an alternative approach to presentism, I encountered the following rationales;

    “A moral relativist would say that our values today can’t be compared with the values from another era. What was right for them was right for them. What is right for us is right for us.”

    “The philosopher Miranda Fricker is not a moral relativist, but she thinks the test for blameworthiness is whether the person could have known any different. “The proper standards by which to judge people are the best standards that were available to them at the time”.

    Bernard Lewis’s concept of “moral luck”, which I did not fully understand.


    Fricker’s approach seems best to me, but perhaps is too simplistic a response to a very complex problem.

    I assume there are other theories on this?

    Could you comment on your approach to this dilemma?

    Is there a direct opposing position to presentism?



  14. Hello, I run a web series called HERstory that focusses on women from history who’ve been misrepresented by mainstream history and my next episode airing at the end of this month is about Marie Antoinette. I’d love to add your voice to the conversation via a video interview if you’d be willing. Here’s a link to the first episode to give you a feel for the set up of the show.


  15. I just read your post on Anne Neville. Interesting, but there was an error: you state that Anne and her mother both resided with the Duke and Duchess of Clarence after Tewkesbury – but the Countess of Warwick was at that time still in sanctuary.

    I was also puzzled by 2 other points, though both of them could be simply me mis-reading: You seem to say that the split of the Warwick lands was made entirely apart from the Gloucester marriage and that it granted Richard the Northern estates in his own right, robbing Anne of her inheritance. Other sources report that the divide gave both men the lands in right of their wives and that it was agreed to in order to persuade George to drop his opposition to the Gloucester wedding.

    The second point that puzzled me was that you refer to Anne writing to the Queen, her mother and other noble ladies asking them to intercede on her behalf to the King for her lands. Other sources I’ve read report that it was her mother who wrote such letters, and that she wrote to her daughters for the same purpose. If you could, I’d be very interested in sources for Anne Neville’s letters, as that certainly seems to put the whole post-Tewkesbury events in a new light.


    • The entry on Anne Neville in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, written by Michael Hicks, states that Clarence had custody of Anne Beauchamp. Whether she was living at Coldharbour is debatable. The splitting of the Warwick lands and the Gloucester marriage are related however, the timing is vague since we don’t know the exact date of Anne and Richard’s marriage. However, we do know the dates of the Acts of Parliament confirming the split.

      As far as Anne’s letters, Amy Licence in her biography of Anne states Anne herself wrote the letters to the Queen and her mother and Princess Elizabeth. She quotes Lisa Hilton as her source. Hilton states very clearly that Anne wrote the letters.


      • Hi Susan,
        Having read both Ruth’s questions (above) and your own reply I have to say I agree with your own observations. Richard Neville was my 16th Great Uncle and Anne Beauchamp my 16th Great Aunt. Having studied the Neville family at some length I agree that there is no record of an exact date of their marriage beyond the fact that they were married by the time their first child Isobel was born in 5th September 1451 when they were in Warwick Castle.
        Richard as Earl of Warwick was in the midst of a land grab by them of course against Annes sisters, Clarence, Somerset and his own brother Edward, so relying on the Acts of Parliament is a definite way of establishing who got what and from whom at any one time in such a complex situation.

        Speaking of Acts of Parliament, I wonder if I could ask your opinion on the Act of Supremacy of 1534 which saw Henry VIII (incidentally also my 3rd cousin ☺️) declared head of the Church?

        It is my own belief that the crucial wording that proclaimed the declaration has actually been misinterpreted down the years – not portraying Henry’s mindset at the time.

        Henry I believe saw himself as the Head of the Church IN (not OF ) England – there was still only one Church officially recognised at the time in England – and that was the Catholic one. Henry remained a Catholic all his life, taking the Sacrements, including Absolution, and believed fully in Transubstantiation (a main body of theology that the later reformed Anglican Church amongst other breakaway factions “protested” against). The split with Rome was purely a result of frustration with the Pope with Henry using his immensely detailed knowledge of the Scriptures to argue for divorce (as he had used it when writing hid in defence of the Sacraments in reply to Luther’s writings at Wittenberg). I truly think that Henry believed God led him to see the error of his ways by allowing him to find and interpret the passage in Leviticus about marrying his brothers wife leading to baron-ness.
        The later Dissolution of the Monasteries was also I believe done purely as a land grab and financial gathering to fill empty coffers in preparation to fight a War against France to greatly enhance Henry’s reputation abroad and to gain territories lost previously. Although encouraged by the reformer Cromwell I believe thi was not carried out along religious lines, but to establish Henry’s secular power. Bloodying the nose of the Clergy while doing so was just an added bonus.
        Therefore I believe the Church of England was really founded after 1547 whilst Edward VI was in his minority and reforming ministers were at the helm and technically not in 1534 at all.
        I wonder what your thoughts on my observations are and if you think I’m wrong about it all.
        Stephen Cox


      • Hi Stephen, Great conversation. I agree with everything you’ve said. You might want to read my article here on the blog about the History of the Title of Supreme Head of the Church of England.


  16. Susan, Thanks for your absorbing blog. I would like to contribute something to you on a forgotten English hero if I might send it to you


  17. I am puzzled by the statement in your article on Anne of Bohemia that she “probably died of the plague.” I have read most if the major sources on Richard II and I do not recall any suggestion that she died of the plague. I do recall scholars who have suggested that she died after a long illness, and if so, she would not have died of the plague which was normally fatal within a few days.


    • Hi John, The entry on Anne of Bohemia in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, written by Nigel Saul states Anne of Bohemia died “possibly of plague”. There was an outbreak of plague at the time. She attended the opening of Parliament with Richard in 1394 so she apparently was not ill at that time. She then died on June 7 that same year. It was my understanding her death was sudden and this is why Richard was so distraught. Of course we will never really know what she died of but I trust the ODNB. James Gairdner in the 1885-1900 version of the ODNB also states she “died of the pestilence”. https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Anne_of_Bohemia_(DNB00)

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  18. Regarding your recent article at medievalists.net, according to the lines of descent detailed in the French Wikipedia, this Montfort-l’Amaury family is the same one that produced the 11th century lady knight Isabelle de Montfort and the 13th century Simon de Montfort who defeated Henry III and founded the first, and sadly brief, sovereign, elected parliament of England.


  19. Hi Susan, I’ve been wanting to comment on your “Salic Law” post, but comments seem not to be an option there. I was going to say: (1) Brittany was not part of France, indeed even the Bourbons treated it as separate before the French Revolution; (2) the female-descent exclusion in the Salic Law wasn’t a novelty introduced just to exclude the Plantagenet claim on France, because it also applied to the Habsburg monarchy until King Charles VI issued the Pragmatic Sanction in 1713.

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  20. Hi Susan!

    Your website looks very professional and well laid out, and I would really like to contribute to it myself. I currently have a Bachelors, and have nearly completed my Masters in History. I have had a paper and blog published in my university’s online research journal.

    Thanks again



  21. Hello Susan ! and what an excellent name !

    We here at Previously…Scotland’s history festival love your blog, and have linked to two pieces – Joan Beaufort and Mary of Guelders on our Facebook page. We’re drawing attention to the Queens of the first 3 James because of the stunningly successful ‘James’ trilogy on touring right now. Best writing on these two queens. Thank you!

    Susan Morrison, festival director, Previously…Scotland’s history festival

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    • Hi Susan! Thank you so much for posting the articles. I was wondering where all the views were coming from. 😉 You might also be interested in the two articles on the elegant Margaret of Denmark, wife of James III. There’s one on her and one about her wardrobe. It couldn’t have been easy to be married to James III! I have now “liked” the Facebook page and will keep up with it. I love Scottish history!


    • Hi Justin, I’d like to e-mail you with details on guest posting. Please follow me on Twitter and pm me your e-mail address. @SusanAbernethy2


  22. […] Ms. Susan Abernethy has always loved history. At the age of fourteen, she watched “The Six Wives of Henry VIII” on TV and was enthralled. Truth seemed much more strange than fiction. She started reading about Henry VIII and then branched out into many types of history. She pursued her passion for history in college, and has remained a lifelong student of European history. Susan’s blog, The Freelance History Writer, is now a contributor to the following websites: Medievalists.net, Historical Honey, Early Modern England, and Mittelalter Hypotheses — A German blog on the Middle Ages. […]


  23. Dear Susan,

    What a splendid, thoroughly comprehensive blog you have! I have come across it a few times before, but I was just doing some research on Queen regent Marie de Guise the other day for my own blog and found your article on Mary Queen of Scots’ redoubtable mother.

    I am an aspiring American historian who, like you, was first intrigued in the Tudors by watching Masterpiece Theatre’s “The Six Wives of Henry VIII”. I subsequently read any Tudors and Stuart material I could get my hands on, and now I am studying early modern history (British, French, and Russian) as well as medieval and ancient history at University. I studied at the University of Edinburgh for a year in 2012 and absolutely fell in love with Britain, especially Scotland. My ultimate plan is to pursue a PhD and, ideally, teach at the university level.

    I am the administrator of the “Monarchists” Facebook group and a contributor to The British Monarchist Society and The Crown Chronicles. Feel free to check out these pages, as well as my personal blog:
    ryanphunter.wordpress.com, “Orthodox in the District”.

    With best wishes, and thanks again for your wonderful work!
    -Ryan Hunter
    Long Island, New York


  24. Hi Susan,

    I found out about your blog through KeriLynn E. How do you feel about sharing/featuring a comic about Grace Hopper on your blog? We are trying to spread the word about inspirational women in computer science and wanted to see if you would be interested in supporting the cause. Here’s the comic, would love to know what you think. http://ude.my/djd4m My email is ramya(at)udemy(.)com and I’m looking forward to hearing form you!


  25. Greetings! I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award – it’s supposed to recognize newer bloggers and I suspect you fall outside that category….but I went ahead and did it anyway because I love your work. Also sorry to inform you in a comment – but I didn’t see a Contact form on your site! If you check my own blog – http://janetwertman.com – it will tell you all the ground rules to accept the award (you have to thank me, add the logo to your post, share seven things about yourself, then nominate 15 more lovely blogs…)


  26. I very much enjoyed your blog, The Freelance History Writer. I am working on a history book-blog of my own, which can be seen at [one word] theoryofirony.com, then clicking on either the “sample chapter” or “blog” buttons at the top. My Rube Goldberg brain asks with an odd, well-caffeinated kind of logic: Why is there an inverse proportion between the size of the print and the importance of the message? Art. Literature. Science. Military. Religion. I call this eccentric thinking the Theory of Irony and if your busy schedule permits, give a read, leave a comment or create a link. In any event, best of luck with your own endeavors.

    P.S. It concerns Classical, Medieval and Modern eras.


  27. Hello Susan. Do you ever accept guest posts? I’m interested in writing one looking at Queen Elizabeth, Sir Francis Drake, and the law of the sea, but I need a place to put it.


  28. […] Ms. Susan Abernethy has always loved history. At the age of fourteen, she saw “The Six Wives of Henry VIII” on TV and was enthralled. Truth seemed much more strange than fiction. She started reading about Henry VIII and then branched out into many types of history. She pursued her passion for history in college, and has remained a lifelong student of European history. Susan’s blog, The Freelance History Writer, is now a contributor to the following websites: Medievalists.net, Historical Honey, Early Modern England, and Mittelalter Hypotheses — A German blog on the Middle Ages. […]

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  29. Dear Susan,

    I don’t know where to start! I just love your work and your blog is fantastic!
    I’m 25 and I’m a Medieval Studies student at the University of Zurich. Sadly here medieval queenship, which is one of my main interests – I discovered it by chance, really, and now is quite an obession -, is not really a topic, for others are chosen in the curricular activities. After my graduation I hope to keep working on Medieval history… even if I have no idea how yet!
    I want to thank you, reading your blog is such a source of inspiration on the topic (and on many other things) for me!

    Wish you all the best!



    • Dear Martina, Thank you so much for your kind words! Of course I understand your obsession with medieval queenship as it is very a most interesting topic. Thank you for reading the blog and I will see you over on Facebook in the Medieval Queens group. Best regards, Susan


  30. Hi Susan

    I just discovered your blog, I wonder whether you would be interested in reviewing any Amberley books? We have a wonderful new biography of Eleanor of Castile out in September which I think might interest you?

    Please let me know.

    Many thanks



  31. Hi Susan,
    I’m a producer at Woman’s Hour. I’m producing a discussion on Queen Anne and I’m looking for a historian to talk on the subject.
    Could you drop me an email at edward.jankowski@bbc.co.uk if you are intrested.
    Thanks. Ed


  32. Hi Susan! You have a great website! I, too, love history of all varieties – primarily art and architectural history. Do you mind if I ask how you have come to contribute to so many other sites and blogs? I am always looking for writing opportunities beyond my own blog and am wondering how you find yours. Thank you so much! Alexandra


  33. Hi Susan! I just wanted to say your website is an inspiration to me as one who also loves history, specifically social and cultural history and have been working on writing little “snippets” here and there for my own satisfaction. Reading your work had shown me that anyone can write about history it is not just reserved for individuals with doctorates and those on TV. Thank you again Susan for your inspiration


    • Hi Ashley! Thank you so much for your kind words. You have made my day. Keep writing history and think about maybe starting your own blog.


  34. Susan Hi, I m not quite sure where I am going with this! My mother, the author Mary Delorme, 6 books published (see Goodreads), has been working on a book about Offa for quite a while, hence why I noticed your feature. She is 90 now, with failing sight, so struggling to finish it. I am republishing some of her work, one of which, aside from the mention of Offa, will definitely interest you. ‘St Bartholomew’s Man’, which you can find here. There is also an Amazon link, if you need it.
    I don’t know if that was just an article, or part of something bigger about Offa? Either way, I thought it worth mentioning. Best wishes, nice blog! Jon Delorme


    • Hi Jon, That is very interesting about your mother. Good for you for republishing her work. I’ve been doing research and writing about the Anglo-Saxon kings and queens of England and find the history fascinating. Thanks for featuring The Freelance History Writer on your blog! Regards, Susan


  35. 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?


  36. 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?


  37. 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.


  38. 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

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  39. 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.


  40. This might interest you, Susan …



      • I see you use the stained glass window in Edinburgh’s St. Margaret’s Chapel as your avatar. Nice choice. The UK press seems entirely uninterested in my little tale of one of Scotland’s long-lost relics. They show no interest in this one, either …


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