Blog Posts - Tudors



The Tudors' Road to Bosworth Part 1: The Tudors Escape to Brittany

As part of the research for my Tudor trilogy, I decided to follow the journey of Jasper Tudor and his young nephew Henry from Tenby in Wales to their fourteen-year exile in Brittany - and ultimately their return to victory at the pivotal Battle of Bo...
by The Writing Desk on Jul 4, 2016

The Tudor’s Road to Bosworth Part 1: The Tudors Escape to Brittany

As part of the research for my Tudor trilogy, I decided to follow the journey of Jasper Tudor and his young nephew Henry from Tenby in Wales to their fourteen-year exile in Brittany - and ultimately their return to victory at the pivotal Battle of Bo...
by The Writing Desk on Jul 4, 2016

Book Launch ~ Insurrection: Henry VIII, Thomas Cromwell and the Pilgrimage of Grace, by Susan Loughlin

New on Amazon UK and Amazon USAutumn 1536. Both Katherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn are dead. Henry VIII has married Jane Seymour, and still awaits his longed-for male heir. Disaffected conservatives in England may have seen an opportunity for a retu...
by The Writing Desk on Jul 1, 2016

The Tudor Brandons: Mary and Charles - Henry VIII's Nearest & Dearest, by Sarah-Beth Watkins

New on Amazon UK and Amazon USThis fascinating book studies the life and times of Mary Tudor and Charles Brandon, Henry VIII's dearest sister and his closest companion. Charles rose from being Henry's childhood friend to becoming the Duke of Suffolk;...
by The Writing Desk on Jun 11, 2016

Tudor Book Launch: The Tudor Brandons: Mary and Charles - Henry VIII's Nearest & Dearest, by Sarah-Beth Watkins

New on Amazon UK and Amazon USThis fascinating book studies the life and times of Mary Tudor and Charles Brandon, Henry VIII's dearest sister and his closest companion. Charles rose from being Henry's childhood friend to becoming the Duke of Suffolk;...
by The Writing Desk on Jun 11, 2016

Book Launch ~ The Girl in the Glass Tower, by Elizabeth Fremantle

New on Amazon UK and Amazon USTudor England. The word treason is on everyone's lips. Arbella Stuart, niece to Mary, Queen of Scots and presumed successor to Elizabeth I, has spent her youth behind the towering windows of Hardwick Hall. As presumed su...
by The Writing Desk on Jun 2, 2016

Book Launch - I Love the Tudors: 400 Fantastic Facts, by Mickey Mayhew #Tudors

New on Amazon UK and now available on Amazon USDid you know that Henry VII's father died in prison before he was even born? Or that Scotland Yard takes its name from Margaret Tudor's Scottish retinue? That Henry VIII was too fat to wal...
by The Writing Desk on Jun 1, 2016

Book Launch ~ Ravenspur: Rise of the Tudors (The Wars of the Roses) by Conn Iggulden

NEW on Amazon UK and Amazon US England, 1470: A kingdom divided against itself cannot stand.The Yorkist king Edward IV is driven out of England, his wife and children forced to seek sanctuary from the House of Lancaster. Yet rage and humili...
by The Writing Desk on May 19, 2016

Visiting the #Tudors at Montacute House

I visited Elizabethan manor Montacute House in Somerset because it was used as a 'stand in' for Greenwich Palace in the recent BBC adaptation of Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel - and was happy to discover an impressive exhibition of Tudor portraits.&...
by The Writing Desk on May 16, 2016

An account of the funeral of King Henry VII, 11th May 1509

I am busy researching the final book in my Tudor trilogy, HENRY, about the life of Henry Tudor, who died at Richmond Palace on the 21 April 1509, after a long illness. As well as suspected tuberculosis, Henry suffered from gout and asthma. He was bur...
by The Writing Desk on May 11, 2016

Review: Six Tudor Queens: Katherine of Aragon, The True Queen, by Alison Weir

NEW on Amazon UK and Amazon USKatherine of Aragon: The True Queen by bestselling historian Alison Weir, author of The Lost Tudor Princess, is the first in a spellbinding six novel series about Henry VIII's Queens. Alison takes you...
by The Writing Desk on May 5, 2016

Spotlight on Red Roses, by Amy Licence

Available on Amazon UK and Amazon USThe Wars of the Roses were not just fought by men on the battlefield. Behind the scenes, there were daughters, wives, mistresses, mothers and queens whose lives and influences helped shape the most dramatic of Engl...
by The Writing Desk on May 3, 2016

Scent of a Queen

While I was looking for spring wine concoctions in A Queen’s Delight the other day I came across a recipe for “Queen Elizabeths Perfume”: Take eight spoonfuls of Compound water, the weight of two pence in fine powder of Sugar, and b...
by streets of salem on May 2, 2016

Guest Post ~ Inspiration to write Jane the Quene, by Janet Wertman

New on Amazon UK and Amazon USAll Jane Seymour wants is a husband; but when she catches the eye of a volatile king, she is pulled deep into the Tudor court’s realm of plot and intrigue....  Jane believes herself virtuous and her...
by The Writing Desk on Apr 22, 2016

Review: Henry VIII (Hever) – Tony

To celebrate the day of birth of my lady friend, I decided to take her to a castle. I chose Hever Castle – the childhood home of Anne Boleyn. If the childhood home of a woman executed by her husband doesn’t scream: “ROMANCE!”...
by FoodieBoys on Apr 21, 2016

New Historical Fiction ~ Jane the Quene (The Seymour Saga Book 1) by Janet Wertman

New on Amazon UK and Amazon USAll Jane Seymour wants is a husband; but when she catches the eye of a volatile king, she is pulled deep into the Tudor court’s realm of plot and intrigue.... England. 1535. Jane Seymour is 27 years old and increa...
by The Writing Desk on Apr 15, 2016

Tudor Texture in London

Besides far superior public transportation systems and many more public smokers, I think the thing that Americans notice the most when they travel to Europe is texture: a built environment that looks comparatively embellished, nuanced with symbolism,...
by streets of salem on Mar 23, 2016

Tudor Texture in London

Besides far superior public transportation systems and many more public smokers, I think the thing that Americans notice the most when they travel to Europe is texture: a built environment that looks comparatively embellished, nuanced with symbolism,...
by streets of salem on Mar 23, 2016

Book Launch ~ In the Footsteps of the Six Wives of Henry VIII

The visitor's companion to the palaces, castles & houses associated with Henry VIII's iconic queensNew on Amazon UK and Amazon USThis book provides a fresh perspective on the lives of Henry VIII’s six wives by embarking on a journey t...
by The Writing Desk on Mar 15, 2016

How To Be a Tudor: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Everyday Life, by Ruth Goodman

Available on Amazon UK and Amazon USThe real Wolf Hall - a time traveller's guide to daily lifein Tudor EnglandThe Tudor era encompasses some of the greatest changes in our history. But while we know about the historical dramas of the times - most no...
by The Writing Desk on Feb 17, 2016


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