|Mid-eleventh-century illumination from the |
St. Sever Beatus
|Count García in the Plaza Mayor |
|Presentation miniature from thirteenth-century Estoria de Espanna|
Jessica Knauss earned her PhD in Medieval Spanish with a dissertation on the portrayal of Alfonso X’s laws in the Cantigas de Santa Maria, which has been published as the five-star-rated Law and Order in Medieval Spain. A driven fiction writer, Jessica Knauss has edited many fine historical novels and is a bilingual freelance editor. Her historical novel, Seven Noble Knights, will be published in 2016 by Bagwyn Books, and she is currently working on the sequel. Find out more about it here, and her other writing and bookish activities here or here. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter, too!