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This is a repost of a guest post I did last year for the excellent Lady Jane Grey Reference Guide. Speaking of guest posts, look for one here soon by Debra al-Bayani about one of my favorite Tudors, Jasper!  Stepson to …

boswellbaxter says:
As far as I know, the story that he was feeble-minded rests solely on... more
boswellbaxter says:
Thanks! I have that novel too. more
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Let’s face it, history discussions on Facebook (and other social media) can be rough. But there’s really no need to stress, because here are twelve handy lines for you to whip out whenever you’re on the verge of losing a …

VickiB says:
I agree, Sonetka! Especially since what seems moral at one time does not seem... more
Celia Parker says:
‘We know that..’ followed by some supposition that’s been... more
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As readers of this blog know (I was going to say “regular readers,” but this blog has been a bit, er, irregular over the past few months), I’m very fond of wills. When I was researching Margaret Douglas, Countess of …

Leanda de Lisle says:
I have a photograph in Tudor: The Family Story of what I believe is the tablet... more
Anerje says:
Very interesting – what a shame you abandoned your project on her. more
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I’m delighted to be part of the George Boleyn Virtual Blog Tour for Clare Cherry and Claire Ridgway’s new biography of George Boleyn, a figure whose accomplishments and talents are too often overlooked, as we learn here. I’m also delighted …

Shannon says:
This is very interesting. The fact of it is, as made evident by this article,... more
Nancy L. Smith says:
It’s about time that someone wrote a biography just about George! It... more

If Margaret, Why Not Cecily?

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I belong to several Wars-of-the-Roses-related groups on Facebook, and every week or so, the inevitable question arises: Did Richard III murder his nephews? Each time, at least one person comments that Richard did not; rather, the murderer was Margaret Beaufort, …

 

Mary Surratt’s Reconstructed Courtroom

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As you know, I’m currently writing a novel about Mary Surratt and one of her boarders, Nora Fitzpatrick. To my delight, the  room  in which Mary and seven other accused conspirators were tried, located in Grant Hall on the Fort McNair …

 

Guest Post by Elizabeth Loupas: Mithridates

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I’m pleased to welcome a guest to my blog today: Elizabeth Loupas, whose new novel, The Red Lily Crown: A Novel of Medici Florence, was published this month. Elizabeth’s subject today is mithridates, about which I knew nothing until I …

 

New Book Announcement!

I’m sorry I haven’t posted for a while, but I’ve been busily researching/writing my work in progress. I did, however, want to stop by and tell you about a contract I just signed for a new novel, which I have …

 

If Anne Boleyn Cared About Queenship, She Should Have Stopped Being Queen

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A short while ago, an author of literary mysteries, Lynn Shepherd, devoted a Huffington Post column (titled “If JK Rowling Cares About Writing, She Should Stop Doing It”) to the decidedly peculiar idea that the enormously popular J. K. Rowling …

 

We Have Winners!

The cat-naming committee convened this morning, and, after giving the matter great thought, selected a name: Rochester! Several of you thought of this name, so there are multiple winners. Congratulations, Evelyn Dangerfield, Cyndi Williamson, Julia, Jayne Smith, and Libby Hunt! …