I was watching Amazon Prime TV the other day and came across a historical documentary series hosted by Tony Robinson, called Legends of Power, which first aired back in 2003.
I’ve seen other documentaries by the same host, not to mention his role in Blackadder, so I looked through the series and found an episode about King Harold, the last Saxon King of England. He painted an interesting portrait of the life of Harold and his, dare we say it, dysfunctional family.
I’d read about the battle of Hastings before, of course, but I wasn’t aware of all the political maneuvering that went on behind the scenes. It sounds more twisted than Game of Thrones! Well, as they say, truth is often stranger than fiction, though I can’t help but wonder why someone hasn’t written a mini-series about these events. (or maybe they have, and I just haven’t heard of it!)
I’ve already seen the episodes about Robin Hood and Braveheart. I suppose I’ll have to watch them all now, they’re all so darned interesting.
Of course, I only watch them after I’d completed my word count for the day, so they’re not distracting me from my writing. On the other hand, they are giving me some excellent ideas for plot twists in future books!
Now that’s all for today, as I must get back to editing Fate of the Crown, and writing Albreda's story.