You will find below my YouTube interview with historical novelist Patricia Bracewell.
We not only talk about her motivations for writing her 'Emma of Normandy trilogy' and the difficulties of writing a story from patchy history records, but we dive into the problematic world of eleventh-century names for a twenty-first-century readership.
How do you pronounce Ælfgifu? How do you spell the king's name: is Ethelred right? What allowances does Patricia make for her audience?
You can let me know what you think of the interview here or on my YouTube channel, to which I know you are just itching to subscribe.
May you be blessed!
13/5/2022 07:08:02 pm
very helpful thank you both - I shall now be able to wow my colleagues with authoritative pronunciations!
21/5/2022 06:28:35 pm
Glad you found it helpful. Sorry for the late response. My dad died recently so been somewhat distracted.
14/9/2022 09:35:37 pm
Thank you so much for those pronunciations! I was only looking up how to pronounce Ælfgifu, but I got so much more.
15/9/2022 08:05:22 am
I am glad you have found my blog helpful. May you be blessed. The Medieval Monk ☺️.
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