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19 Responses to Contact Me/Mailing List

  1. darren stone says:

    Hello, i am very much looking forward to your book on the greys and particularly the part on Tilty. I am chairman of the recently formed Tilty local history society and we formed after a few of us helped on a recent english heritage survey of the abbey and the guest house where the greys would have stayed as you mention. We aim to further the research on the abbey and its history and people. We plan our first event soon, a walk around the abbey site. If you would be interested in Tilty please look at the facebook page on the above link.
    Have you visited Tilty before?

    • Anne Maslin says:

      Hi Susan, so happy that I stumbled across your website. You have written so many well-researched articles, it’s addictive. I love your dogged cross-checking of details to ensure authenticity, it must be hard from across the Atlantic. My two heroes are Cecily Neville and Margaret Beaufort – two strong women who each held up the family and the estates when things were getting hot. Each one with a different colour rose!
      I study my history chronologically (happy to share notes) to help with dates and one discrepancy I find is the marriage date of Margaret Beaufort to Thomas Stanley – it must have been 1472, but many sources quote 1482. The devil is in the details because many actions are consequent on the one, get one wrong and they are all wrong. I don’t know if you have written on this, but I would be interested in your thoughts.
      Anne M.

  2. Peter Carroll says:

    I am the author of a Lady Jane Grey novel called Queen opf Misfortune published in February 2011.
    I am presently involved in writing a novel about Mary Sidney and if we can share information it would be great?

    Kind Regards, Peter Carroll

  3. laura adkins says:

    What would your advice be for starting research on Antony Woodville. Your website has provided alot of useful information already but im not to sure where to go next.
    Many thanks

    • boswellbaxter says:

      Laura, probably the best bet would be with his Oxford Dictionary of National Biography entry (I can e-mail it to you if you don’t have access). Arlene Okerlund has a good section about him in her biography of Elizabeth Woodville.

  4. leslie Yudelson-Valiunas says:

    Please put more of your books on audio !!!! But do not use the following readers: Patience Tomlison, bernette Dunne. Anne Flosnik, susan duerden !!!

    The best readers are Rosylyn Landor, Robin Sachs , elizabeth jasicki, katie firth, Caroline lee to name a few !!!!!!!!

  5. Hans./. says:

    Keep wondering what the text is you use for a backgound here!

  6. Hans./. says:

    Thanks! I saw it had a lot of “gownes”. But most of the text disappeared behind the blog text… so I could not make any sense of it.
    I just love inventories, since they provide you with so much information on how people lived…
    Although it was somewaht of a challenge to start reading AND understanding original English 16th century texts.

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  8. Lesley Hale says:

    Having ‘lurked’, reading your blog, while writing my own Tudor historical novel for children I wondered if it might be of interest to you?

  9. akhan says:


    When is your new novel, Jewel in the Tower releasing? I am looking forward to reading it 🙂

    • boswellbaxter says:

      Unfortunately, that one’s dead in the water (I tried to get Goodreads to remove it, but it popped up again). Look for a new novel (about Mary Surratt) some time in 2015, though!

  10. Shannen Zitoune says:


    I’m a MA student in France and I’m working on the Wars of the Roses, most specifically about the propaganda of the nobles, English or French, through Arts. However, I have some difficulties to find any illustrations or books that can help me, I know that Margaret of Anjou, for instance, made an entry in London, but I can’t find the archives about them.

    Maybe you can help me by advising me some books or send me some links about the characters of this period.

    Thank you very much for your answer

    Best regards

    Shannen Zitoune

    • boswellbaxter says:

      Thanks for visiting! Offhand, Helen Maurer’s biography of Margaret of Anjou should have some of what you’re looking for, along with J.L. Laynesmith’s book The Last Medieval Queens. I know there are some articles too–I’ll have a look for them.

  11. Katheryn M Browm says:

    I believe you are friends with my daughter, Liz Graham. I have heard much about you and your books. I just finished Hanging Mary and had a difficult time putting it down. It is now in rotation for September’s book club selection. Thank you.

  12. Glenn Howard says:

    I would like to commend you on your very interesting comments concerning Appolonia Dean, the young girl who boarded at Mary Surratt’s boarding house. This is one of the tangential paths that veer off from the main line of history, but is nevertheless incredibly interesting. In fact, it is these side-paths that make history so captivating to me

  13. Paul Earl Smith says:

    Hello Susan,
    Thank you so much for your interest in Richard and Katryn. I recently read the article in the Ricardian Journal volume XXIV 2014 by Christian Steer, “The Plantagenet in the Parish”. Sorry to say I found nothing in the article that was evidential or that Katryn was actually buried there. I don’t doubt that Thomas Benolt was referring to the Lady Herbert but remain unconvinced by Christian’s article. I feel it just as likely that both sides agreed that she simply disappear and become someone else and live a long privileged life and matriarch of the Smythe family at Withcote Hall. Under the protective guard of the Cecil and Zouche families. DNA will finally determine the facts.
    It would be nice if one of you historical authors would bring her to life!
    Paul Earl Smith