Home » Paul Bernardi

Paul Bernardi

Fiction Book of the Month: Paul Bernardi on Blood Feud

Fiction Book of the Month: Paul Bernardi on Blood Feud

Novelist Paul Bernardi discusses his new series set in the wake of the Norman Invasion.

Paul, many congratulations on Blood Feud. We’re now at the start of a new series with Blood Feud, it’s 1067 and so post Hastings. The Conqueror has been crowned. What was the state of the kingdom so soon after this seismic event in English history? Thanks. I’m not...

Fiction Book of the Month: Paul Bernardi on Blood Feud

Fiction Book of the Month: Paul Bernardi on Thurkill’s Revenge

The debut novel set during 1066 and the Norman invasion.

Paul Bernardi, this was your first novel - had you always planned for a trilogy or did the Thurkill's Revenge lead to the following two books? I think it was an idea that evolved over time. I studied this period at university and had always wanted to write about it....

Resistance to the Normans

Resistance to the Normans

The Norman Invasion encountered resistance all over the country, as the author of a series set during it recounts.

Resistance to the Normans. You might be forgiven for thinking that the events of 1066 led to a simple shift in power from the old Anglo-Saxon era to that of the new Norman period. And, though it is true to say that a great number of the Anglo-Saxon nobility, warrior...

The White Ship, by Charles Spencer

The White Ship, by Charles Spencer

The maritime disaster gets a thrilling account from the acclaimed historian.

‘No ship that ever sailed brought England such disaster.’ So said William of Malmesbury writing in the 12th century about the events of a freezing cold November night in 1120 which ultimately led to the destruction of Henry I’s carefully engineered legacy. It was true...

What is the Blood Price?

What is the Blood Price?

The novelist's latest is a departure from the Norman invasion, but what's the story behind it?
Paul Bernardi

What’s Blood Price about? In short, it’s your classic murder mystery story. The sort of tale that is as old as the hills. The difference with this one is that it’s set in the pre-conquest England of King Knut – sometime around the 1020s. The story centres on a young...

Iron and Gold: An Aspects of History Short Story Collection

Iron and Gold: An Aspects of History Short Story Collection

Our first collection features bestselling and acclaimed novelists.
Camilla Bolton

Iron & Gold is a distinctive collection of six short stories which span the Middle Ages. There is an overwhelming narrative of honour, integrity, love and timelessness which unite these tales. Additionally, there are interviews with each of the authors after each...

The Last Viking, by Don Hollway

The Last Viking, by Don Hollway

A new history on the Viking Harald Hardrada, who nearly became king of England in 1066
Paul Bernardi

Harald Hardrada is one of the characters from history who has always fascinated me. I mean, anyone who goes by the moniker ‘Hard Ruler’ must have something about them, right? For the purposes of full transparency, though, I should point out that he has an...

The Last Viking: Paul Bernardi Interviews Don Hollway

The Last Viking: Paul Bernardi Interviews Don Hollway

The novelist Paul Bernardi sat down with Harald Hardrada historian Don Hollway to talk about The Last Viking
Don Hollway

Don Hollway, Harald plays an all too brief part in the history of these isles but there is so much more to the man. What led you to want to write about him? I first read Hardrada’s story as a boy and thought, “Wow, what a life that guy led!” I always wanted to tell...

Thurkill’s Rebellion, by Paul Bernardi

Thurkill’s Rebellion, by Paul Bernardi

The latest in the Huscarl Chronicles
Josh Grimond

Paul Bernardi’s Thurkill’s Rebellion picks up immediately where the second instalment of the Huscarl Chronicles left off. Forced back onto the run thanks to the fallout of the bloody events of Thurkill’s Battle, the protagonist finds himself in a new position of...

I Fart In Your General Direction!

I Fart In Your General Direction!

Art imitates life, imitates art, or does it?

Many people of a certain age will recognise this quote without any difficulty. If you don't then I can only offer sympathy and suggest that there is a Monty Python-shaped hole in your movie and comedy education - specifically, in this case, Monty Python and the Holy...