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Abuse and Dishonour in the Life of Katherine Howard – Guest Article by Conor Byrne

| December 17, 2014

Abuse and Dishonour in the Life of Katherine Howard – Guest Article by Conor Byrne

Historians, particularly popular writers, have customarily identified Katherine Howard’s relationships as consensual. Believing that she was, in fact, older than she actually was, they have suggested that she was the dominant party in her liaisons. Tracy Borman termed Katherine ‘a sexual predator’, believing that Katherine ‘knew exactly what she was doing’.1 Lacey Baldwin Smith similarly […]

Lady Karola and the Christmas Stranger – A Short Story by Robin Maxwell

| December 15, 2014

Lady Karola and the Christmas Stranger – A Short Story by Robin Maxwell

Robin Maxwell, author of The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn – which is a wonderful Anne Boleyn novel by the way – has recently published a children’s book called Augie Appleby’s Trouble in Toyland, which is the story of Santa Klaus being kidnapped on December 22nd and his glamorous wife, Karol, hiring junior detective Augie […]

The Third Sunday of Advent – What Anne Boleyn would have read

| December 14, 2014

The Third Sunday of Advent – What Anne Boleyn would have read

If you’ve read my previous two Sunday articles, you’ll know that I have been sharing readings from French Reformer Jacques Lefèvre d’Étaples’ book “Epistres et Evangiles pour les cinquante et deux semaines de l’an”, or “Epistles and Gospels for the 52 Weeks of the Year”. Anne Boleyn owned an illuminated manuscript of Lefèvre’s work, a […]

The Second Sunday of Advent – What Anne Boleyn would have read

| December 7, 2014

The Second Sunday of Advent – What Anne Boleyn would have read

Following on from last Sunday’s post regarding Anne’s ownership of an illuminated manuscript of French Reformer Jacques Lefèvre d’Étaples’ “Epistres et Evangiles pour les cinquante et deux semaines de l’an”, or “Epistles and Gospels for the 52 Weeks of the Year”, I wanted to share with you Lefèvre’s readings for the second Sunday of Advent, […]

New Wars of the Roses Novel Out Now – The Claimant

| December 4, 2014

New Wars of the Roses Novel Out Now – The Claimant

Congratulations to Simon Anderson on the publication of his debut historical novel The Claimant which has just been released by MadeGlobal Publishing on Kindle and as a paperback. I read an advance review copy – one of the perks of being married to the publisher! – and I was hooked from the outset. What I […]

The First Sunday of Advent – What Anne Boleyn would have read

| November 30, 2014

The First Sunday of Advent – What Anne Boleyn would have read

Anne Boleyn owned an illuminated manuscript of French Reformer Jacques Lefèvre d’Étaples’ “Epistres et Evangiles pour les cinquante et deux semaines de l’an”, or “Epistles and Gospels for the 52 Weeks of the Year”. It was something that was precious to her, having been a gift from her brother George, something that he had actually […]

Illustrated Kings and Queens of England Out Now!

| November 24, 2014

Illustrated Kings and Queens of England Out Now!

It’s an exciting day for me today because my latest book, Illustrated Kings and Queens of England, has just been released on Kindle. For those of you who don’t like ebooks, it is also being released as a hardback coffee-table style book and should be out in the next couple of weeks – watch this […]

Cor Rotto: A Novel of Catherine Carey

| November 6, 2014

Cor Rotto: A Novel of Catherine Carey

Congratulations to Adrienne Dillard on the release of her debut historical novel Cor Rotto: A Novel of Catherine Carey which has just been released on Amazon Kindle (paperback coming soon). I’ve got to know Adrienne well over the last few years and I’m so happy that her novel is finally out there. My husband’s publishing […]