Writing Historical Fiction – with Fiona Watson


In today’s increasingly busy society, many people now consume their history through Historical Fiction. But what made Fiona Watson, medieval historian, turn to the genre?

Dr Fiona Watson explores the reasons why she decided to write Dark Hunter – a whodunnit set in Berwick, the last English-held stronghold after the battle of Bannockburn – how she went about it and what she learned along the way.

Join Dr Fiona Watson for a c.45-minute online talk on 27 July, followed by approximately 30 minutes of questions from the audience. The webinar will be recorded and made available to ticket-holders for 7 days after the broadcast.

The event will be chaired by Dr Allan Kennedy, Lecturer in History at the University of Dundee and consultant editor of History Scotland magazine.

Dr Fiona Watson is a medieval historian and writer specialising in medieval warfare in particular, and Scottish History more generally. Among her many publications are Macbeth: A True Story (2010), A History of Scotland’s Landscapes (2018), Traitor, Outlaw, King. Part One. The Making of Robert Bruce, (2018) and Scotland’s History (2020). A former senior lecturer in History at the University of Stirling and presenter of the 2001 TV series, In Search of Scotland, she is now venturing into historical fiction to make the most of the limited evidence for medieval Scotland.

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Wednesday 27 Jul 2022
This is an online webinar, United Kingdom