What attracted you to this period in history?

I can't remember exactly when I became particularly interested in the ' Great Rebellion', though I have a vague recollection of seeing a Roundheads and Cavaliers diorama once at Nottingham Castle some twenty years ago I found the concept of ' romantic but wrong' Royalists versus ' repulsive but right' Parliamentarians utterly fascinating. It's a concept, of course, that I later learned to be the most sweeping of generalisations – but the fascination remained. Once I had decided to write a novel, I knew it would have to be set in this period.