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I’m so pleased to welcome my friend Kathryn Warner for her new biography of Edward II. I’ve been looking forward to a book like this for years, and what better person than Kathryn to write it? Kathryn and I first …

Hans says:
Thanks for the post. I never knew about the “rex et maritus eius”!... more
Anne Barnhill says:
Wow, what a great story! I knew nothing about him but now, I want to learn... more
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Yes, things have been mighty quiet here, but for a very good reason: I am almost finished with my new novel, Hanging Mary (the official title). It’s the story of Mary Surratt, the first woman hanged by the United States …

Kathryn Warner says:
Can’t wait to be part of your blog! So glad to hear the new book is... more
Shannon says:
Congratulations, Susan for your finished manuscript! I look forward to reading... more
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I’m pleased to be a part of Judith Starkston’s blog tour for her first novel, Hand of Fire. While this isn’t a period I’m well versed in, this guest post made me eager to learn more about it, and I …

Diane Benitez says:
Whoever said history was dry? Many thanks. more
The Trojan War:... says:
I wrote a novel set in the Trojan War. So it seems like a good question to try... more
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I’m pleased to be part of a blog tour for Debra Bayani, author of a new biography: Jasper Tudor: Godfather of the Tudor Dynasty! Jasper Tudor has always intrigued me, and I’m eager to learn more about him. Here’s Debra! …

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I’m intrigued as to how such notable and public figures as the Cromwells... more
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Thank you Sarah! more

Thomas Grey, Marquis of Dorset, Elizabeth Woodville’s Oldest Son

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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 …

 

Twelve Tips for Winning an Online History Argument

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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 …

 

The Will of Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox

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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 …

 

George Boleyn Virtual Book Tour, Day 4: A Guest Post and a Giveaway!

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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 …

 

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 …