Rosalind Miles, author of "I, Elizabeth", Guenevere: Queen of the Summer Country", "The Knight of the Sacred Lake", "Child of the Holy Grail", "Isolde: Queen of the Western Isle", "The Maid of the White Hands", "The Lady of the Sea", and a series of novels called "The Australian Quartet" answers 10 questions about her favorite time period in history, her favorite figures from history, and the age old question of coffee or tea.
1. If you could go back in time and be any figure from history, who would it be?
Elizabeth I because she had such a full life.
2. What year in history would you have liked to live in?
Around 1601, or whatever year Shakespeare's Hamlet was first staged at the Globe in Elizabeth I's London
3. You're having a dinner party and you can invite 5 people from history, who would they be?
People who made a difference: William Shakespeare, William Wilberforce, Harriet Tubman, Susan B Antony, Rachel Carson.
4. What castle from the past or present would you like to live in?
The Tower of London because it is so central.
5. Two fellow historical fiction authors you'd like to go on a history themed tour of the world with?
All of them!
6. Who was more dashing and interesting, King Henry VIII of England or King Louis XIV of France?
Henry, because he could sing, dance, compose music and write poetry as well as run a country.
7. Which of the six wives of King Henry VIII is your favorite?
Katharine Parr, the last, because she knew how to manage him and she survived.
8. English monarchy or French monarchy?
English, because they never lost sight of the land and always returned to the country.
9. What three novels could you read over and over?
None - can't keep up with the ones I haven't read!
10. Tea or coffee when writing?
Nothing but silence and the still air.
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