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Kim Rendfeld
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Author of historical fiction
Author of historical fiction

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Not only did Mercian princess need to marry the son of her father's enemy; she had to embrace a new religion.

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In fiction, whether a historic person is a hero or villain depends on the character.

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Most of what we know comes from legends, but I suspect there is some truth behind them.

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"The Song of Roland" is historical fiction, with fiction as the key word, including the villain, Ganelon.

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I needed Leova, the heroine of "The Ashes of Heaven's Pillar," to tell the story of the 8th century Frankish-Saxon wars from a peasants point of view.

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Using marriage as a way to end wars didn't always work.

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"The Song of Roland" is historical fiction, with a heavy emphasis on the fiction. The 778 war in Spain was not a type of Crusade. In fact, a Muslim asked Charlemagne to come to Spain.

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Peasant farmers get little attention in the Dark Ages, but heroic knights and saints needed their efforts to survive.

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Clothes make the man, including Charlemagne.

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In early medieval times, family needs came before the heart's desire.
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