To Die For Competition

Posted By on August 9, 2011

Author Sandra Byrd

Here at The Anne Boleyn Files we are celebrating the release, today, of Anne Boleyn Files visitor Sandra Byrd’s novel, “To Die For: A Novel of Anne Boleyn”, with a competition. Sandra has kindly donated a $50 Anne Boleyn Files gift coupon and copy of “To Die For” for one lucky winner and also copies of her book for 4 runners up.

Sandra’s book tells Anne Boleyn’s story through the eyes of Anne’s childhood friend, Meg Wyatt, so I thought it would be interesting to find out which Tudor characters have grabbed you, apart from Anne Boleyn of course. Here’s what I’d like you to do:-

  • Write an article of at least 450 words about a Tudor character – It can be anyone except Anne Boleyn and I’d like you to give a brief bio plus an account of why you find them so fascinating. Your article must be unique and written in your own words and it also must be written exclusively for this competition.
  • Email your article to by the 23rd August 2011

The winner and 4 runners up will be announced on The Anne Boleyn Files website on the 26th August The winner will receive a $50 gift coupon for use on The Anne Boleyn Files shop plus a copy of “To Die For” and the four runners up will receive copies of “To Die For”. Good luck!

Don’t forget, the Tudor character you choose must not be Anne Boleyn! Sorry!

Click here to read Sandra’s guest article “Meg Wyatt: The Faithful Friend by Sandra Byrd” and click here to read my review of “To Die For”.

22 thoughts on “To Die For Competition”

  1. Shoshana says:

    Could you please be a bit more specific about the article? Do you want a historical essay with noted facts and personal opinon? Or can it be a fictionalized account based on fact about a particular person enmeshed in Anne’s life? I have ideas for both and they are vastly different from one another!

    Good to have you back, have missed seeing you in my email!

    1. Claire says:

      Sorry not to have been clearer. I’d like a bio plus why you find the character fascinating so that doesn’t really lend itself to fiction. I’d prefer a factual article. Hope that’s ok.

  2. Nancy says:

    Another question – does it have to be someone involved in Anne’s life, or can it be a person from any time during the Tudor period (1485-1603)?

    1. Claire says:

      Hi Nancy,
      Anyone from the Tudor period is fine.

  3. Jessica says:

    Do you expect to see citations? Please let me know,

  4. Jessica says:

    As well, we can do any of the other queens?

  5. samridhi says:

    Hey Claire,
    I would like to know the deadline for submission.By the way your tour pics were fantastic.

    1. Claire says:

      The deadline is the 23rd August. I’m glad you enjoyed the tour pics, I really must get them added to our Flickr page.

  6. Fiz says:

    It’s not available to buy in the UK and I can’t afford to buy from any more 🙁

    1. Claire says:

      It is Fiz. Amazon UK are selling it with an availability in 1-3 weeks time, or if you click on below the book there are various sellers (Book Depository, Aphrohead Books) dispatching from the UK.

  7. Gabrielle says:

    Can you submit more than one article?

    1. Claire says:

      No, just one please. Thanks!

  8. fleur says:

    Can you pick anyone outside of England? 🙂

    1. Claire says:

      Hi Fleur,
      What do you mean? It has to be a Tudor character but I guess that people like Charles V and foreign ambassadors would count because of their links to Tudor history.

  9. Catherine says:

    Does Margaret Stanley (neé Beaufort) count as a tudor or Plantagenet character..?

    1. Claire says:

      Hi Catherine,
      Margaret Beaufort was the matriarch of the Tudor dynasty so would definitely count as Tudor.

      1. Catherine says:

        Ok thank’s 🙂

  10. Angelique says:

    Hello Claire! I just wanted to ask – is there a maximum limit on the number of words we could use? Thank you so much!

    1. Claire says:

      No maximum so don’t worry. Good luck!

  11. Courtnie says:

    I have one question, just so I have this clear, because I have discussed this with many people. I often bring people to this website, because of all of its own unique personalities. It’s not owned by a company, but honest people. So my question is, the coupon is for anything on the website right? Jewelery, costumes, books? Many people are trying to convince me that it’s towards books only. I have submitted my article and really excited.

    1. Claire says:

      Hi Courtnie,
      The coupon is for anything we sell here at The Anne Boleyn Files – jewellery, dresses, hoods, the calendar, gifts section etc. – but we don’t actually sell books, apart from the downloadable resource guide, we advertise books from Amazon and the coupon is not valid at Amazon. Thanks for entering!

      1. Courtnie says:

        Thank you! I love everything about the Tudor dynasty. Anne is special to me because of her fight inside her. I’m also very lucky to have my birthday on June 1st the same as her coronation. This was fun I really enjoyed it.
        Thanks again!

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