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
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 […]
A Tough Choice for Boniface
by Kim Rendfeld on January 23, 2019 at 11:11 am
It’s a bit of a cliché, but as I compared Archbishop Boniface in 741 and his mentor, Bishop Willibrord, in …Continue reading &rarr […]
Portable Reliquaries: Bringing the Medieval Pilgrimage Home
by Kim Rendfeld on January 3, 2019 at 11:00 am
In 757, if we are to believe the Royal Frankish Annals, Tassilo, the teenage duke of Bavaria, visited Frankish King …Continue reading &rarr […]