Wednesday, June 20, 2018

My first thought on seeing “A Glorious Poison: The Deadly Toxins of Palace Life” was the Affair of the Poisons, but Eleanor Herman's post is just as interesting and covers matters far more often seen at court and elsewhere during the 17th century. Here book is out and it too covers more than just murder. Check it out.

Her new book is The Royal Art of Poison: Filthy Palaces, Fatal Cosmetics, Deadly Medications, and Murder Most Foul (St. Martin’s Press, June 2018.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

It's not set in Europe but this Japanese castle looks to fit the early modern period.

Here's a series of posts illustrating the creation process.