The Battle of Fraga

The availability of information on the Internet continues to wow me. There is no substantial information on Wiki about the Battle of Fraga. But low and behold, there was a whole essay by F.M. Warren, a notable medieval historian of the early 20th century.

Title:  The Battle of Fraga and Larchamp in Orderic Vital

Author(s):  F. M. Warren

Source:  Modern Philology, Vol. 11, No. 3  (Jan., 1914), pp. 339-346
Publisher(s): The University of Chicago Press
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Why do I care? My heroine’s father died there in 1134 during the Reconquista in Spain.

The question I’m most often asked as a writer is: Where to do I get my ideas? My answer is always from history. The Battle of Fraga is an example of great material for the writer. When I learned several years ago about the Civil War battle of Old Men and Young Boys (there were actually), how could not write ANYBODY’S HERO,  a middle grade novel about it?






About medievalphyllis

I love history and I love writing. I've been working on an historical novel about a medieval viscountess, Ermengarde of Narbonne since 2009. It has been quite a journey and the journey isn't over. Previously I written 6 historical novels for kids, but this is a new challenge.
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