Writing historical fiction, 27 July 2022


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Love it or loath it, historical fiction is how many people consume their history. But what made a perfectly respectable medieval historian turn to the genre? Find out in this exclusive History Scotland/Writing Magazine talk by Dr Fiona Watson, author of 'Dark Hunter'...

 

27 July 2022, 6.30pm UK time

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Love it or loath it, historical fiction is how many people consume their history. But what made a perfectly respectable medieval historian turn to the genre?

Dr Fiona Watson explores the reasons why she decided to write Dark Hunter - a whodunnit set in Berwick, the last English-held stronghold after the battle of Bannockburn - how she went about it and what she learned along the way. 

Event details

Join Dr Fiona Watson for a c.45-minute online talk on 27 July, followed by approximately 30 minutes of questions from the audience. The webinar will be recorded and made available to ticket-holders for 7 days after the broadcast.

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The event will be chaired by Dr Allan Kennedy, Lecturer in History at the University of Dundee and consultant editor of History Scotland magazine.

Registration fee: £10. Starts 6.30pm UK time. To find the start time in your time zone, visit TimeAndDate.

Speaker details

Dr Fiona Watson is a medieval historian and writer specialising in medieval warfare in particular, and Scottish History more generally. Among her many publications are Macbeth: A True Story (2010), A History of Scotland’s Landscapes (2018), Traitor, Outlaw, King. Part One. The Making of Robert Bruce, (2018) and Scotland’s History (2020). A former senior lecturer in History at the University of Stirling and presenter of the 2001 TV series, In Search of Scotland, she is now venturing into historical fiction to make the most of the limited evidence for medieval Scotland.

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