Henrietta or Elizabeth?
Then I read author Laura Purcell's, blog, where she says her latest novel is based on the lives of Henrietta Howard and Caroline of Ansbach. My stomach did a tiny lurch as the heroine I had settled upon is - Henrietta Howard.
This made me think about eras, and which one our spirit occupies - and thus far mine has lived squarely in the 17th Century. Georgian England isn't familiar territory for me, although a novel about an abused wife and George II's Asperger's Syndrome could be quite a challenge.
According to her blog, Laura is totally immersed in the life and times of the Hanoverians, especially the second George and his court, so maybe I need to find another 17th Century figure to write about - someone who lived after the Restoration perhaps.
Then again, my novel about Elizabeth Murray finishes when she is twenty seven and she died at seventy-two, thus all her more important adventures have yet to be recounted. She was after all a spy for The Sealed Knot - so just maybe......
And in the interests of promoting our author friends, Laura has written a novel about George III, called God Save The King which looks amazing. Definitely one to add to my list.