Quite a different take on the Aubrey/Maturin novels of Patrick O’Brian here
a weekly read-along and discussion with a group of SF/F authors and fans. I include it here because PoB is the very model of a modern
major general historical fiction writer, and we can all learn something by pouring over the good stuff.
Not sure if I’ve linked to this before, but a great way of finding out those little details that make your historical writing so authentic and fully immersive is by joining a historical reenactment society. You can get quite new perspectives on stuff by handling the artifacts and wearing the clothes yourself. Here is a list of reenactment societies in the UK
and one here which has some US societies and some international ones
I thought this was funny and very instructive at the same time:
The impotence of proof reading (proving that the penis mightier than the sword.)
On a more serious note, if you ever feel moved to demand satisfaction in an 19th Century style, the full code covering duelling is available from Gutenberg.org
THE CODE OF HONOR;
RULES FOR THE GOVERNMENT
PRINCIPALS AND SECONDS
by John Lyde Wilson
Published in 1838, but containing material from 1777
And some very not safe for work vintage photos and illustrations of gay sex
Anyone with any interesting links concerning writing, history or gay history please do share them with us. Thanks!