Launch of The Merry Wives of Henry VIII: A Tudor Spoof Collection by Ann Nonny

Today is the day when Ann Nonny’s Tudor spoofs are unleashed on the world! Yes, today marks the launch of The Merry Wives of Henry VIII: A Tudor Spoof Collection!

I’m really excited about this book, not only because I had a hand in bringing it to the world, by persuading Ann to publish it, but because it is so funny. It’s not often that I laugh out loud when reading a book or snort coffee from my nostrils, so that shows just how funny Ann’s Tudor spoofs are. I heartily recommend this book.

Here are the details…

Book Blurb

A collection of irreverent, tongue-in-cheek, side-splittingly funny Tudor history spoofs from the insane, but rather clever, Ann Nonny.

For the first time since the 16th century, we are able to share over 40 celebrated spoofs by Tudor literary genius (read mad woman) Ann Nonny. Her writing provides us with a unique insight into Tudor England, and the soap opera which was Henry VIII’s life.

Nonny’s work will no doubt find its way into the annals of English history and be enjoyed for many centuries to come.

Tales in this book include:

  • 20 Things to Remember When Marrying Henry VIII
  • The Second Boleyn Tart
  • Bring Out Your Dead
  • The Six Ex-Wives of Henry
  • If Only There Had Been a Prenup

… and many more.

We would like to warn you not to drink coffee or any other beverage while reading this book.

This book is definitely not for children…

Author Bio – Ann Nonny

Ann Nonny was born in a hovel in the year c.1520, her maiden name is not known. She married Non Nonny in 1534 and they had a total of 36 children. Some of her descendants gained high public office in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, including a couple of previous English Prime Ministers and a famous Mayor of London.

Ann’s writings were found by chance when sniffer dogs were searching the west bank of the Thames in the late 1800s. It took over one-hundred years to decipher her mad and often incoherent ramblings.

We think Ann started her literary career at the time of Anne Boleyn’s execution in 1536, but that is only a guess based on the amount of blood stains found on the manuscript. Her writing provides us with a unique insight into Tudor England, which will no doubt find their way into the annals of English history.

Postscript: Ann died in a mad house in 1570. A sad end to an incredible life.


The talented Facundo Torrens is responsible for the illustrations on the cover and throughout the book. Here is a slideshow of them – enjoy!

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The Merry Wives of Henry VIII: A Tudor Spoof Collection is available as a Kindle edition right now and will also be available as a paperback (release in the next few days). Here are the direct links for the Kindle edition:

ASIN: B00904RNB6
ISBN 10: 1479159522 – This is for the paperback which will be available very soon.

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14 thoughts on “Launch of The Merry Wives of Henry VIII: A Tudor Spoof Collection by Ann Nonny”
  1. I just bought it. Once I get a chance to read it, hopefully later tonight, I will write a review at Amazon and Facebook singing it’s praises. I just know it is going to be good!

  2. I am one of the very few who do not own a Kindle or Nook. I am so sad that I am not able to read this book. Will it be published in a hardcopy version?

  3. Any chance this will be published in nook format any time soon? I would love to get it but I have a nook not a kindle.

    1. No, sorry, it is exclusive to Amazon Kindle. However, Amazon do various free Kindle reading apps – click here and you can always download the Kindle version and convert to an ePub file for the Nook using a free programme called Calibre – I use that programme a lot to convert files.

  4. It is a satire and a fun one at that!, August 25, 2012
    By N. halliwell

    Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
    This review is from: The Merry Wives of Henry VIII: A Tudor Spoof Collection (Kindle Edition)
    I have loved Tudor history since I was eight years old and my mother told me about a king with 6 wives (that was shocking pre-Elizabeth Taylor and Larry King). I have read everything I could get my hands on. I have seen most of the movies that were Tudor related. I almost had a stroke yelling at the screen in the first few epsisodes of “The Tudors”. So when I heard about the Tudor Spoof Collection, I knew I had to read it.

    It was fun! I did laugh as I read it. So many points intersected nicely with I object to in historical fiction. If any historical film or book ever made your grind your teeth, roll your eyes or what to throw something, this is the cure. Laugh your way through this book and know that not everyone takes “The Other Boleyn” girl as fact!

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