The Historical Writers Forum brings you… An Interview with Lady Nicholaa de Haye

Today Nicholaa de la Haye stopped by Derek Birks’ Dodging Arrows blog to talk about her career, King John and the times she lived in.
There is a giveaway! A signed copy of the paperback of Heroines of the Medieval World will go to one lucky winner. Simply leave a comment on Derek’s original post to get your name in the draw. Good luck!

Dodging Arrows... a (mainly) Medieval Blog

In 1228, the monk, Hereticus, talks to Lady Nicholaa de Haye, one of the staunchest defenders of the king and his kingdom, at her manor at Swaton in Lincolnshire, as he gathers information for his forthcoming blockbuster chronicle: The Last days of King John…

dscn5225 A carving of Nicholaa de Haye in the grounds of Lincoln Castle

Lady Nicholaa, you’ve lived a very long life during a most turbulent period of our history, but when you inherited your father’s estates and became castellan of Lincoln castle in 1169, did you ever imagine what you would be required to do to keep your inheritance?

Well no, of course not. I assumed that I would marry, and the husband would do all the duties of the castellan, with me at the hearth, raising the children – and maybe overseeing the management of our own estates. That’s how it is for most women. I…

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6 thoughts on “The Historical Writers Forum brings you… An Interview with Lady Nicholaa de Haye

  1. Vicki Greenberg 22/06/2019 / 13:00

    I love history the interesting bits and would love a signed copy of medieval women!

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    • Sharon Bennett Connolly 22/06/2019 / 14:08

      Thank you Vicki – you need to click on the link to the original post in order to enter the giveaway.

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  2. Marilyn M. Lear 22/06/2019 / 13:49

    Loved this “interview” especially since I was at Lincoln Castle three years ago. So interesting!
    M. M. Lear

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    • Sharon Bennett Connolly 22/06/2019 / 14:10

      Thank you, Marily. If you click on the link to the original post you can enter the giveaway for a signed copy of Heroines of the Medieval World. Best wishes, Sharon

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  3. bitaboutbritain 30/07/2019 / 09:18

    Really enjoyed that interview with Lady Nicholaa de Haye – nicely done!

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