Hi, its been a while, and haven't written for much of that time. I'm looking for help for books that are more political in dimension that blood-and-mud stuff that seems to dominate the bookshelves these days (preferably late Mediaeval, if Scottish even better), to help get the creative juices flowing again. I'm think along the lines of I, Claudius and Wolf Hall. I've been recommended Sharon Penman and will look back to Nigel Tranter as well.

Any other ideas?