Author: pauladefougerolles

I'm a medieval historian and novelist.

Where in the world is Dál Riata?

  Paula de Fougerolles 2009 Looking across Loch Crinan at Duntrune Castle from the Loch Crinan Hotel The early medieval kingdom of Dál Riata (or Dalriada, as it is now commonly known) comprises much of the modern Scottish region of Argyll and Bute.  The original heartland of the kingdom of Scotland, this is the part…

Why this blog?

What’s a girl to do when she discovers that her heart lies in the Dark Ages?  She hunts it down in whatever form it persists.  Or, she re-creates her own version of it.  Fact.  And Fiction.  Together.  That’s what I’ve done in my forthcoming series of fictionalized history, set in sixth-century Scotland, called “The Chronicles…