James Aitcheson

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James Aitcheson was born in Wiltshire in 1985 and studied History at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he developed an interest in the Middle Ages, and in Anglo-Saxon England and the Norman Conquest in particular.

His debut novel, Sworn Sword, featuring the knight Tancred and set in the aftermath of the Battle of Hastings, was published in 2011. The first volume in the Conquest Series, it has since been followed by two sequels: The Splintered Kingdom and Knights of the Hawk.

The Harrowing, Jamess fourth novel, was published by Quercus in July 2016 and named by The Times as a Book of the Month.

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A note on the historical note

Why is there no historical note in The Harrowing? A number of readers have asked me this over the past two-and-a-half years since the novel was first published. Its a question that, Ive come to realise, goes to the heart of what I believe historical fiction is all about. In this post Ill explore my

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