Servant Heroes in Historical Romance: A Rarity Compared to Servant Heroines

It is interesting that one of the unwritten rules of historical romance is that the hero must never be a working class man, let alone a manservant. This is the more intriguing, because a fair amount of heroines are maidservants. Of course, in that, they follow the steps of the heroine of one of the … Continue reading Servant Heroes in Historical Romance: A Rarity Compared to Servant Heroines

Review of the 1993 study ‘The Historical Romance’ by Helen Hughes: Fascinating and Insightful.

  I have commented in previous posts - some will say ad nauseam - that it is unfortunate that light historical fiction, and historical romance especially, has long been afflicted by a disproportionate focus on the upper class. While this is particuarly so with the genre of Regency Romance, which seems to offer a world … Continue reading Review of the 1993 study ‘The Historical Romance’ by Helen Hughes: Fascinating and Insightful.