#10: The Boer War, Britain's Vietnam, a guest post by the late historical fiction author T. D. (Tim) Griggs about the last days of empire, comparing Britain in the late 1800s with America in the following century.
#9: A visual preview of the winter season: Downton Abbey readalike edition. In November 2012, Downton Abbey's influence on historical novels was emerging. This post contained blurbs for a dozen upcoming novels of interest to fans of the show.
#8: Bestselling historical novels from 2009 looked at the top historical fiction sellers from that year, according to Publishers Weekly. Unfortunately PW is longer producing these annual compilations.
#7: Bestselling historical novels from 2011, the same thing for 2011.
#6: An updated post, which has almost no content in itself, other than a link to my historical fiction picks from BEA 2011. It's odd this one ranks so highly, but it's probably because of the keywords used in it.
#5: A Puritan Maiden's Diary: The Early American Primary Source That Wasn't, an essay about discovering how a diary supposedly written by a teenage girl in 17th-century Rhode Island was actually a piece of historical fiction written in the late 19th century. I reported the error to the Library of Congress, and it's since been taken out of their archive of primary sources recommended to teachers for use in the classroom.
#4: A report on Sarita Mandanna's novel Tiger Hills, which looked at this expansive saga set in Coorg in southern India between 1878 and WWII.
#3: The power of point of view, author Victoria Wilcox's guest essay about how she used different points of view to show the many facets of Doc Holliday's character, even ones that don't agree with our own moral values.
#2: My 1000th blog post, another milestone post, which previews 10 new and upcoming historical novels that caught my interest in October 2014.
#1: The Billy Sunday Snowstorm, author Barbara J. Taylor's guest post, written to mark the 100th anniversary (3/1/2014) of the time when charismatic preacher Billy Sunday was snowed in at his tabernacle overnight with many Scranton residents during an unexpected blizzard. The snowstorm was featured in Barbara's debut novel Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night. This post has been read nearly 29,000 times to date.