How to Write Historical Fiction | Interview with historian and author Dan Jones on his new novel Essex Dogs

Tides of History

Feb 16 2023 • 58 mins

Every historian I know has a secret dream of writing historical fiction, but few ever do it. Dan Jones, a longtime friend of Tides of History and an outstanding historian, has actually done it: Essex Dogs, his fantastic debut novel about a group of soldiers during the Hundred Years' War, is out now. I talk to Dan about writing historical fiction and what it can do that pure history can't.

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