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The Spymaster’s Daughter Giveaway

| October 22, 2012

I just wanted to alert you to a guest post and giveaway over at The Anne Boleyn Files. Historical fiction author Jeane Westin gives a behind-the-scenes look at an historical novelist’s life and is giving away a copy of her latest novel, The Spymaster’s Daughter, which is all about Sir Francis Walsingham’s daughter, Frances. Click […]

Elizabeth I’s Locket Ring on Display Now!

| June 22, 2012

Thank you so much to Tamise for alerting me to the fact that Elizabeth I’s famous locket ring is on display right now. The ring isn’t generally on display as it is kept at Chequers, the official country residence of the Prime Minister, so this is your chance to see it. It is part of […]

New Book – The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown

| May 1, 2012

I’m so excited! My second book, The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown, which obviously focuses on the downfall of Elizabeth I’s mother, is now available to purchase as a Kindle or paperback. Here are the Amazon US and UK links:- The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown – The Kindle version from Amazon.com The Fall of […]

Merry Christmas!

| December 24, 2011

Just a quickie post to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! I’m going to be taking a few days break over the Christmas period to relax, recharge the old batteries and spend time with my family. It’s not going to be a Tudor-free Christmas though, I have Henry and six wives drinks charms, six […]

Elizabeth I: The Secret Life

| November 27, 2011

Thanks so much to Carol-Ann for letting me know about this programme which will be aired on the National Geographic channel in the UK at 9pm on Wednesday 30th November. According to the TV listing, this programme is “A look at the monarch’s life, examining claims of illegitimacy, adultery and even the possibility that she was […]

A Very Happy Thanksgiving to You All!

| November 24, 2011

Whether you’re in the USA enjoying Thanksgiving, in Australia enjoying the summer sun (hopefully!), in the UK feeling rather chilly, in Spain getting rained on… wherever you are I just want to thank you for all the support and encouragement you give me each and every day – thank you! Head over to The Anne […]

Musician Damon Albarn and Dr John Dee

| July 2, 2011

Blur and Gorillaz front man, Damon Albarn, has just staged the premiere of “Dr Dee” at the Palace Theatre in Manchester, UK. BBC News describe the show as “an ambitious stage show that combines his acoustic pop with contemporary opera to tell the story of an Elizabethan hero” and goes on to say that “The […]

Mary Seymour, Daughter of Catherine Parr and Thomas Seymour

| June 21, 2011

I just wanted to share with you news of an article by historian Linda Porter in which she shares a poem that may just solve the puzzle of the fate of little Mary Seymour, the daughter of Catherine Parr and Thomas Seymour, who disappears from the records before her second birthday. You can read my […]

Congratulations to Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and his bride Catherine Middleton on their Wedding Day!

| April 29, 2011

Today, the 29th April 2011, we celebrate the wedding of Prince William, who has just been made Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine Middleton, known to the world as “Kate”. We wish them every happiness on this special day and a life of happiness too. Marriage is an adventure! If you haven’t seen my posts over […]

1611 King James Bible Found in Village Church

| March 7, 2011

Just a few weeks after the magnificent Henry VIII Mural was found in a house in Somerset, an original 1611 King James Bible has been rediscovered on the shelf of St Laurence Church in Hilmarton, Wiltshire. A member of the church’s parochial church council, Geoff Procter, told the BBC how they had read about a […]