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Dan Jones on writing historical fiction

Dan Jones on writing historical fiction

Update: 2022-09-151
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After making his name as a medieval historian, Dan Jones has turned his hand to historical fiction. His debut novel, Essex Dogs, follows ten hardened mercenaries through the 1346 Crecy campaign. In this episode, Dan speaks to Rhiannon Davies about the secrets of writing great battle scenes, the challenges of relying on medieval sources, and how a dinner with Game of Thrones author George RR Martin inspired him to pick up the pen.

(Ad) Dan Jones is the author of Essex Dogs (Head of Zeus, 2022). Buy it now from Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Essex-Dogs-Trilogy/dp/1838937919/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=&tag=bbchistory045-21&ascsubtag=historyextra-social-histipad



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Dan Jones on writing historical fiction

Dan Jones on writing historical fiction