Phoenix Rising: A Novel of Anne Boleyn out today on Kindle and in paperback

| May 19, 2015

Phoenix Rising: A Novel of Anne Boleyn out today on Kindle and in paperback

Hunter S. Jones’ wonderful book Phoenix Rising: A Novel of Anne Boleyn is out today in kindle and paperback formats. Here is the blurb: The last hour of Anne Boleyn’s life… Court intrigue, revenge and all the secrets of the last hour are revealed as one queen falls and another rises to take her place […]

Anne Boleyn and the Tower of London by Roland Hui

| May 18, 2015

Anne Boleyn and the Tower of London by Roland Hui

As we’re focusing on Anne Boleyn’s imprisonment and execution at the moment, I thought you’d all be interested in an article from our 57 page special on Anne Boleyn from May’s Tudor Life magazine, the monthly magazine of The Tudor Society. The article is by art historian and artist Roland Hui and is a fascinating […]

Tudor Medicine and Magic by Hunter S. Jones

| May 13, 2015

Tudor Medicine and Magic by Hunter S. Jones

A big welcome to Hunter S. Jones who is celebrating the forthcoming launch of her novel Phoenix Rising: A Novel of Anne Boleyn by visiting is today with a guest article on Tudor medicine and magic. Over to Hunter… The medical arts were vastly different in the Tudor era than they are today. There was […]

The Real Wolf Hall – The Cromwell Family in Wolf Hall: Gregory Cromwell

| May 11, 2015

The Real Wolf Hall – The Cromwell Family in Wolf Hall: Gregory Cromwell

Our ‘Real Wolf Hall’ series of articles continues today with a wonderful article by Teri Fitzgerald on Gregory Cromwell, son of Thomas Cromwell. Make sure you read Teri’s article on Cromwell’s family from last week too – click here. Gregory Cromwell (played by Tom Holland in Wolf Hall), was born to Thomas Cromwell, a successful […]

Phoenix Rising: A Novel of Anne Boleyn by Hunter S. Jones

| May 7, 2015

Phoenix Rising: A Novel of Anne Boleyn by Hunter S. Jones

Hunter S. Jones’s book Phoenix Rising: A Novel of Anne Boleyn is now available for pre-order on Kindle with a release date of 19th May 2015, the anniversary of Anne Boleyn’s execution. The paperback will be available on 19th May. I read an advanced copy of it and loved it. I described it as “compelling, […]

May Tudor Life Magazine – An Anne Boleyn Special!

| April 27, 2015

May Tudor Life Magazine – An Anne Boleyn Special!

May 2015’s Tudor Life magazine is out now and it’s an Anne Boleyn special with 57 out of its 106 pages dedicated to Henry VIII’s second wife who was, of course, executed in May 1536. The Anne Boleyn special section includes articles from Elizabeth Norton, Kyra Kramer, Gareth Russell, Roland Hui, Marilyn Roberts, Clare Cherry, […]

Save Port Meadow by Diarmaid MacCulloch

| April 14, 2015

Save Port Meadow by Diarmaid MacCulloch

As someone who used to live near Oxford and who fell in love with the “city of dreaming spires”, I was shocked to hear how the building of student accommodation by Oxford University had destroyed one of the well-known views of the city. I know this is not about Tudor history, but it is about […]

A History of the English Monarchy from Boadicea to Elizabeth I – New Book!

| April 10, 2015

A History of the English Monarchy from Boadicea to Elizabeth I – New Book!

Gareth Russell’s latest book A History of the English Monarchy from Boadicea to Elizabeth I, which was published in paperback on 24 March, is now available on Kindle. Congratulations to Gareth on his book’s release. Here is more information on the book… In A History of the English Monarchy, historian Gareth Russell traces the story […]