Rome Borgo, by Hendrick van Cleve, Harvard Art Museums What connected Martin Luther, a young monk and philosophy instructor at the University of Erfurt, to Rome (a thousand miles away)? The story began when Luther’s monastic order, the Augustinians, sent him on a journey to Rome in late 1510. He set off on foot, Read More

If you’d like to learn more about Lucia’s Renaissance and my writing process, please take a look: More questions? Contact me in the comments. Read More

Just in time for the holidays, I’ll be giving away a copy of Lucia’s Renaissance in a Goodreads Giveaway. May the odds be in your favor! Goodreads Book Giveaway Lucia's Renaissance by C.L.R. Peterson Giveaway ends December 26, 2017. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway Read More

Martin Luther’s wife, Katharina von Bora, was once a nun about whom most people knew little. In the months leading up to the Reformation’s 500th anniversary, she has become a major focus for scholars and historical novelists. I’ll mention just a few of the recent books: Katie Luther, First Lady of the Reformation: The Unconventional Read More

Today a new post about the backstory of my novel has gone live on a book blog! Check it out at: The blogger, Wayne Turmel, knows a bit about historical fiction himself, with a new novel, Acre’s Bastard, set in the time of the Crusades. Read More

As the world commemorates Martin Luther’s posting of his 95 Theses on a church door 500 years ago, it’s worth pausing to consider the Reformation’s consequences, then and now. A short video focuses especially on how Germany is remembering Luther and the Reformation: Read More

Who deserves credit or blame for launching the Protestant Reformation? Most people would probably name Martin Luther, but Professor Angus Cameron begs to differ. In a recent article, he argues that Jakob Fugger, a cloth merchant turned banker in Augsburg, fueled the Reformation by providing a loan that enabled Albrecht of Brandenburg to pay the Read More

I’m delighted to announce that my debut novel, Lucia’s Renaissance, will launch tomorrow, October 24th, as an eBook: The paperback version is also now available on Amazon. What does this novel have to do with Martin Luther and the Reformation? Without Luther, the Reformation wouldn’t have happened when and as it did. Without Luther’s Read More

Perhaps you’ve already made a pilgrimage to the Luther sites and wish to extend your celebration, or maybe a visit doesn’t fit into your schedule or budget. Either way, you’re in luck! Several other options allow you to commemorate the 500th anniversary year of the Reformation in the U.S. and even from the comfort of Read More

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