Researching Jasper: A Guest Post by Tony Riches

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I’m delighted to be hosting Tony Riches, author of Jasper: Book Two of the Tudor Trilogy, a novel about one of my favorite people, Jasper Tudor! Over to Tony: Researching JASPER – Book Two of The Tudor Trilogy, by Tony …

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Gambling on a Name: Guest Post by Sean Cunningham

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I’m delighted to have historian Sean Cunningham doing a guest post today in connection with his new biography, Prince Arthur: The Tudor King Who Never Was. Welcome! Gambling on a Name? Prince Arthur, Legend and the Survival of the Tudor …

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It’s Easy as Pie (Chart) to Write Wars of the Roses/Tudor Fiction!

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Inspired by this pie chart about how to write a novel about Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond, I decided to post a few of my own helpful pie charts on my Facebook page. As not everyone hangs out there, I’m …

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A Petition to Rebury Anne Boleyn

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With Richard III in his final resting place, things have become rather quiet lately, leading me to turn my thoughts to another controversial royal: Anne Boleyn. Anne, of course, was briefly exhumed in the nineteenth century during renovations in the …

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Guest Post and Giveaway: Adrienne Dillard, Author of Cor Rotto

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I’m delighted to welcome Adrienne Dilliard, author of Cor Rotto: A Novel of Catherine Carey, to my blog! Here’s the blurb for Adrienne’s novel, her first: The dream was always the same … the scaffold before me. I stared on …

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Guest Post by Debra Bayani: The Supposed Daughters of an Earl

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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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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The Early Career of Edward Seymour

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Although Henry VIII’s marriage to Jane Seymour would transform the fortunes of her oldest brother, Edward Seymour was a rising man before his sister caught the eye of the king. Edward was born around 1500 to John and Margery Seymour, …

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