But first, Nancy is delving into her historical research box. Some fascinating insights are revealed! Over to Nancy...
Forgive me - I’m going to get a little ‘Petty’ today.
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Antonio Tempesta (possibly after Otto van Veen). Cerialis grants mercy to soldiers that went over to the enemy, 69-70 [from the Revolt of the Batavi series]. 1612. Etching. 165 × 210 mm.
,Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Amsterdam
Since the second book of my series begins with the battle at Whorl then ‘Petty’ is also driving the plot for a little while in the earliest chapters of After Whorl: Bran Reborn. ‘Petty’ was the Governor of Britannia from approximately A.D.70 to A.D.73/74: the activities of the first two books of the series being during this time. ‘Petty’ was then probably around the age of 40, this approximation based on the fact that a Roman had to have served in a number of roles before earning such a high status job as Governor of a province. So what got a man such a prestigious job back in AD70?
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Tacitus: The Agricola (chapter VIII, verse ii and chapter XVII, verses i-ii), The Annals (book XIV, chapter xxxii) and The Histories (book III, chapter lix and book IV, chapter lxxix).
The works of Dio Cassius
Ravaged by war
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A lover of all things historical it sneaks into most of her writing along with many of the fantastic world locations she has been fortunate to visit. Her published work to date has been two non fiction history related projects; two contemporary ancestral mysteries; one light-hearted contemporary romance mystery and a historical novel. She has been published by The Wild Rose Press and Crooked Cat Publishing.
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