At Kim’s blog, Outtakes of a Historical Novelist, you’ll find posts about history, writing, and anything else that inspires her or piques her curiosity. Kim is also a contributor to Unusual Historicals and English Historical Fiction Authors.
Kim Rendfeld Outtakes of a Historical Novelist
Charlemagne and Offa, Their Kids’ Failed Betrothals, and Trade
by Kim Rendfeld on May 22, 2019 at 10:33 am
About 790, Frankish King Charles (Charlemagne) had a proposition for Mercian King Offa: one of Offa’s daughters marry one of …Continue reading &rarr […]
Poetic Intellect in the Dark Ages
by Kim Rendfeld on April 25, 2019 at 10:00 am
A poem within a poem. And the author’s only tools are stylus and wax tablet, pen and parchment. Early medieval …Continue reading &rarr […]
Osulf: the Prince’s Friend or Lover?
by Kim Rendfeld on March 27, 2019 at 10:00 am
We know the British Saxon Osulf and Charlemagne’s son Charles were close, but just how close remains a mystery. The …Continue reading &rarr […]
Did Charlemagne Pray for a Daughter?
by Kim Rendfeld on February 28, 2019 at 11:01 am
When his third wife died in 783, Charlemagne might not have wanted to marry again. Yet a few months later, …Continue reading &rarr […]
Why Alcuin Joined Charlemagne’s Court
by Kim Rendfeld on February 6, 2019 at 11:15 am
In 781, Alcuin had a choice. Should he accept an offer from Frankish King Charles (Charlemagne) to teach in the …Continue reading &rarr […]