On This Day in History II is Out Today!

Yay! My latest book, On This Day in Tudor History II, has been released on kindle and in paperback today – woo hoo! I’m so very excited!

The original On This Day in Tudor History book was published back in 2012, so ten years ago. I can’t quite believe it, but time does indeed fly, particularly when you’re having Tudor fun! I have received so many emails, messages and comments over the past few years asking me if I’d consider doing a sequel and I finally got round to it.

On This Day in Tudor History II has an “on this day” event for every single day of the calendar year and comes out at a whopping 680 pages – phew! It’s a second helping of Tudor goodness, well, perhaps not goodness as there are rather a lot of executions, nasty deaths, plots and dastardly deeds – sorry!

Here are all the details. If you are a member of Kindle Unlimited, you’ll be happy to know you can get hold of the kindle version for free.

On This Day in Tudor History II gives you a second helping of Tudor events, including births, deaths, coronations, marriages, battles, arrests, executions and rebellions.

This must-have book for Tudor buffs is perfect for:

  • Dipping into daily for your Tudor fix.
  • Teachers who want to give their class some Tudor history trivia.
  • Quiz night questions.
  • Finding out what happened on your birthday or special day.
  • Showing people how much you know about history.
  • Researching the Tudor period.

Written by best-selling author and historian Claire Ridgway, On This Day in Tudor History II contains a wealth of fascinating information about your favourite Tudor monarchs, their subjects, their reigns and the times they lived in.

Did you know: in 1536, Robert Packington was the first person in England to be killed with a handgun?

Publisher: ‎MadeGlobal Publishing (7 Sept. 2022)
Language: ‎English
Paperback: ‎680 pages
ISBN-10: ‎8412595300
ISBN-13: ‎978-8412595307

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If you don’t use Amazon, the Book Depository, who do free worldwide shipping, have it on their online story – https://www.bookdepository.com/On-This-Day-Tudor-History-II-Claire-Ridgway/9788412595307

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3 thoughts on “On This Day in History II is Out Today!”
  1. I have been dipping into the new book and enjoying it very much! I started with my birthday, then my family’s birthdays. I like the more detailed information on each entry.

  2. On regarding the strange death of Amy Robsart,( iv had to post it on this comment as cannot open the correct day), I have found that my conclusion is suicide, her odd behaviour by sending all her servants to the local fair confirms this as the only suitable answer, obviously she would want the house to herself, and she was suffering from possible breast cancer, the term ‘’canker’ is what a disease of the breast was called then, she must have suffered great discomfort, weight loss due to a lack of appetite and also torment of the mind, – depression brought on not only by her illness but the fact she did not see much of her husband, who selfishly kept him from Amy due to his duties at court and her own infatuation, it was said he had apartments next to her and Amy surely must have heard the rumours surrounding her dashing young husband and the queen, court gossip had a way of filtering out and that would only have served to make poor Amy more miserable, her bones would have been very weak and a fall would have led to instant death had she broken her neck, some argue it was accidental but her behaviour on that day seems out of character, they had married for love and I believed Dudley loved his wife still, but the queen was a demanding mistress and therefore he was caught between the two of them, a similar scenario was to occur with his second marriage, even so he had his enemies at court who feared him for the queens attachment towards him, I do not believe the theory that William Cecil orchestrated Amy’s death, I think that is too far fetched, and I do not think Dudley as Hartweg also feels, would have had his wife murdered as the scandal was overwhelming, and as Hartweg suggests he was not a fool, her death would be seen as a little too convenient for innocence, also his inquiry into her death was very thorough, some historians however do feel or felt differently, Jean Plaidy thought her death was murder, she was an obstacle to the marriage of the queen and Dudley, two ruthless personalities as she put it, we know Robert Dudley was ambitious, his father had tried to rule England through his son and daughter in law, but as he himself said once, he did not believe the queen would ever marry, he had known her for many years and it was only by marriage he would ever achieve the ambition his father had dreamed of, he and his enemies knew that this scandal stopped effectively any hope of marriage between him and his sovereign, Elizabeth herself knew it, and although Robert after several years of hoping Amy’s ghost would be laid to rest, and that she would come to marry him, he in the end married lady Lettice Devereaux something which sent Elizabeth into paroxysms of rage, Amy had torment in mind and body and must have felt she had nothing to live for, she also, possibly thought she would not recover, sadly like many who have attempted suicide she must have reached breaking point, and wished to be at peace, it was very sad she was a young woman and there were no children of the marriage, which would have brought her pleasure, the inquest into her death vindicated her husband but the rumours never died down and him and Elizabeth, for the rest of their days were haunted by the memory of his first wife.

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