Hello from Lara Byrne
Historical Fiction Author
Holy Roman Chronicles
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My novels are a blend of fiction and careful research. My heroines and heroes are real historical characters, and my stories try to reimagine the passions, obsessions, and love stories hidden between the folds of medieval chronicles and propaganda. If you enjoyed the historical investigation of Tom Holland's Millenium and dreamt on the pages of Pope Joan and The Chronicles of Mistra, my books could be right for you.
Lotharingia is the first installment of the Comitissa trilogy, whose heroine is Countess Matilde of Tuscany, la 'Grancontessa,' as she is still known in Italy.
The sequel, The Road to Canossa, will be released in early 2022.
The history of the middle ages was written by men and for men, in monasteries and cathedrals where the word 'female' was synonymous with 'daughter of Eve.' Unsurprisingly, the few women who secured positions of power in those days ended up misrepresented, and almost inevitably demonised. Check out my blog for some contemporary research that tries to pay some incredible women their due.
To survive, you must tell stories.