Welcome to fourteenthcenturyfiend.com
That period in English history which saw four kings, two royal depositions, the continuation of the English wars with Scotland and the start of the Hundred Years War; the power play of royal favourites and things generally good, bad and indifferent, that shaped our nation, as much then, as today.
This is the official home of Stephen Spinks; writer, columnist and new-found blogger.
I am fascinated by all things related to Edward II. For me, I’m often found wrestling with the evidence, nose in a book or a manuscript, off visiting a castle, cathedral or battle site so as to understand and get closer to Edward the man, his reign and the people of his court. Power play, political savagery and all out royal shenanigans of the time are explored in detail both here and in my up and coming book ‘Edward II the Man: A Doomed Inheritance’, published in hardback by Amberley on 15 November 2017.
I hope you enjoy your time here. Be sure to check out my blog, giving insight into the early fourteenth century, as well the highs and lows of writing a book for the first time. Tips and advice are aplenty and I always welcome feedback from readers and supporters who make this journey so special.