Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Remember When . . . A War Was Forgotten?

Have I mentioned yet that I metaphorically typed The End last week? =) I did! Finished up Circle of Spies on Friday, so join me in a victorious "Woot!" LOL

I'm sure I have something fun I learned in the final research for that, but yesterday I hurriedly prepared a post I'd forgotten to do beforehand in the rush of that final stretch of CoS, so I thought I'd share that instead. ;-)

Did you realize that we're currently in the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812? Yep! It will stretch into the beginning of 2015, though I'm especially glad to celebrate the events of late 1814, including the Battle of Fort McHenry--the event that serves as the backdrop for the climax of Whispers from the Shadows. This is a war that's been largely forgotten, which is kinda sad. Today I'm talking a bit about it on Regency Reflections--please stop over and say hello!

A privateer boat in War of 1812
The Chasseur, one of the most famous privateers of the War of 1812. This Baltimore
captain harassed the British merchant fleet in their own waters.

The War of 1812 ~ Guest Post by Roseanna M. White

You know, it’s really kind of funny. When reading the Regency-set novels I so love, I often find references to the on-going war with France and the audacity of Napoleon. Only rarely, however, do we see the British perspective of another war going on at the same time, one with the upstart Colonists that had declared their independence a generation before. Even America often forgets their War of 1812, and in Europe…well, it tends to dim in comparison to the Napoleonic Wars. It’s become overlooked by both sides. But oh, how interesting it is! Read the Full Article

1 comment:

  1. I love learning about the War of 1812. I have a book about it regarding Mackinac Island! WOOT on writing "The End"!!
    Susan P