Dan Jones is world-famous for writing swashbuckling factual history. But now he’s turned his hand to historical fiction with a debut novel Essex Dogs. It’s the first of a trilogy set in the Hundred Years War, in particular during the Crécy Campaign when England conducted large-scale raids throughout northern France.
In today’s episode of Gone Medieval, Matt Lewis talks to Dan about his journey into writing fiction, how he combined historical accuracy with his imagination to dream up an unforgettable cast of characters, caught up in historical events beyond their control.
**WARNING! This episode contains a few colourful words!**
The Senior Producer on this episode was Elena Guthrie. It was edited by Anisha Deva and produced by Rob Weinberg.
If you love Dan Jones, then join him at our book club. He is the History Hit Book Club's author for October/November. The book club is a community of people who are passionate about history. Membership includes a live Q&A with Dan Jones, a £5 book voucher for every book and free access to all History Hit events. Sign up here: https://shop.historyhit.com/product/book-club/