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

| August 21, 2012

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, […]

Bring Up the Bodies – The Facts Behind the Fiction

| June 26, 2012

Bring Up the Bodies – The Facts Behind the Fiction

Since Hilary Mantel’s novel Bring Up the Bodies has been published, I have been inundated with emails asking me if I was going to review it and also asking me whether certain things are true. Well, I’m not going to review it because I don’t feel right doing that when I’ve also written a book […]

Anne Boleyn’s Fall and Me

| May 21, 2012

Anne Boleyn’s Fall and Me

As you know, I was counting down, day by day, to Anne Boleyn’s execution on The Fall of Anne Boleyn timeline. Well, by this time in 1536 Anne was dead and gone and was about to be replaced by a new queen. I do have more articles to add to The Fall site, but I […]

The Jenny Wilson Show (Featuring Henry VIII and His Six Wives) Ebook

| July 11, 2011

The Jenny Wilson Show (Featuring Henry VIII and His Six Wives) Ebook

Anne Boleyn Files visitor and author, Louise Birkett, has emailed me with a synopsis of her new book “The Jenny Wilson Show (featuring Henry VIII and his six wives)” and a coupon to download this ebook for free from Smashwords. The coupon is WE64H and it expires on 15 July 2011. It only applies to […]

Book of the Month – January 2011

| June 13, 2011

Book of the Month – January 2011

Our first book of the month for 2011 is Robert Parry’s “The Arrow Chest”, an historical novel published on the 4th January 2011. Here is an excerpt from my review on it:- Being under the weather with a bad cough at the end of last week gave me the perfect excuse to curl up on […]

The Falcon Chronicles – Guest Article and Book Giveaway

| May 30, 2011

The Falcon Chronicles – Guest Article and Book Giveaway

Today we have a guest post by Lauren Elflein, author of the new historical novel on Anne Boleyn,”The Falcon Chronicles”:- “About the throne, thunder rolls… Before her is a sea of faces. These faces of men who are accusing her of crimes that she did not commit: adultery, incest, and compassing the King’s death. These […]

An Homage to Historical Fiction – A Boleyn Spoof

| March 25, 2011

An Homage to Historical Fiction – A Boleyn Spoof

As we have been discussing representations of Anne Boleyn and also discussing historical fiction recently, one Anne Boleyn Files visitor wrote the following spoof featuring Anne and her brother, George, and poking fun at some of what has been written about them or seen on TV. Please share your thoughts on it. A Boleyn Spoof […]

Should Historical Fiction Have a Warning Label?

| March 11, 2011

Should Historical Fiction Have a Warning Label?

As many of you know, I love historical fiction, there’s no better way to spend a cold winter’s night, in my eyes, than cuddled up on the sofa with a glass of red wine in one hand and an historical novel in the other. A work of historical fiction combines my two great loves – […]