Writing as my darker side…
Marston Moor really is going to be a grim book.
(With much humour in it, but I very much fear that it will be a sort of grisly, Babbitty battlefield humour.)
Today I have been much thinking about Gray. It’s no spoiler that Gray is a woman; we’d call her genderqueer now, but in the 1640s cross-dressing women were sufficient of a menace that King Charles went public about his disapproval of such wenches in the Army, issuing a proclamation in 1643 to prevent the horror of it all.
There will be probably one day be a Gray story, because she intrigues me, too, but I’m not always sure I like her, never mind understand her.
This all comes from a remark about Tom Hiddleston – an actor who’s doubtless a mighty fine actor, but who doesn’t float my boat – one of those daft little memes that goes…
View original post 752 more words