Writing Medieval Lincoln – Lincoln Castle

This is an amazing post by Char. What is best is that she recreated the era so well in her book that you feel you are standing right in the middle of these magnificent structures. Well done, Char!

Charlene Newcomb

A_view_of_the_observatory_tower_of_Lincoln_Castle The Observatory Tower

I wish I lived closer to Lincoln or could have the Enterprise transporter take me the 4000+ miles in a few seconds. While I am wishing for the transporter, I might as well add a time machine to the mix. Where is the TARDIS when you need it?

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I didn’t have a chance to visit Lincoln until after I published Book II of Battle Scars. Lincoln’s 12th century history is background for my novel, but only two scenes from the 579 page book actually take place there.

Photos on image sites are great for seeing what a place looks like, but as I mentioned in previous posts on Lincoln Cathedral and  Nottingham Castle, those pictures only capture a snapshot of a place in a specific time. If I hadn’t dug deeper, I might have assumed the Castle’s Observatory Tower existed in the 1190s, but it wasn’t added until the 19th century…

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About Catherine Hedge

I am a writer and teacher mentor.
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