I am just finishing the final proofs of my next historical novel set in the War of the Roses. It should be published in early September.
Harrogate Library have invited me to give a talk on Eugene Aram. Aram was a schoolteacher and linguistic scholar famed for his insistence of the importance of the Celtic language to English. He was tried and hanged in York in 1759 for the murder of Daniel Clark, a young Knaresborough shoemaker.
Knaresborough Historical Society have kindly invited me to speak to them on the same subject in May of next year.
'Villany is always progressive, and declines from right, step after step.
Eugene Aram, 1759'