The Jezebel Effect: Why the Slut Shaming of Famous Queens Still Matters

| April 16, 2015

Before I launch into my review, I feel that I need to say that I’ve got to know the author of this book, Kyra Cornelius Kramer, really well over the past few years and I liked her writing style so much that I asked her to be a regular contributor to Tudor Life magazine. There, […]

Everyday Life in Medieval London from the Anglo-Saxons to the Tudors by Toni Mount

| July 4, 2014

Ignore the back cover blurb on Everyday Life in Medieval London from the Anglo-Saxons to the Tudors, which makes it sound like a book which examines history trivia questions like “How should you use an owl to cure gout?” etc., this is not that kind of book at all. Such questions are answered, but within […]

Great Tales from British History: Was Queen Victoria Ever Amused? And 39 Other Intriguing Historical Questions Answered

| July 3, 2014

Great Tales from British History: Was Queen Victoria Ever Amused? And 39 Other Intriguing Historical Questions Answered by Robert Gambles is an enjoyable, entertaining and educational book which examines the popular myths and legends of British history – all the stories we were told in history lessons as children, and that carry on being told […]

British Royal Family Trees: From William the Conqueror to the House of Windsor by Marilyn Roberts

| February 11, 2014

This 28 page book is the perfect reference book for every bookcase. It’s a wonderful resource for schoolchildren, students, researchers, historical novelists and historians, and will settle arguments over dates and who ruled when. It contains the following family trees: The Normans The Plantagenets The Houses of Lancaster and York The Woodvilles The Tudors Henry […]

Royal Babies: A History 1066-2013 by Amy Licence

| October 16, 2013

Historian Amy Licence’s Royal Babies: A History 1066-2013 is a fascinating look at key royal births from that of Matilda (daughter of Henry I and Queen Matilda) in 1102 to the birth of Baby Windsor this year. Note that Prince George is referred to as “Baby Windsor” because the book was written before the Duchess […]

England’s Queens: The Biography by Elizabeth Norton

| September 30, 2011

Elizabeth Norton’s latest offering is “England’s Queens: The Biography” which is described as “Her story, not his, the English monarchy through the private and public lives of the queens of England”. And that’s exactly what it is, a look at the history of England through the lives of its queen consorts and queens, from Boudica […]

Scandalous Women by Elizabeth Kerri Mahon

| March 1, 2011

I had the great pleasure of meeting Elizabeth Kerri Mahon on The Anne Boleyn Experience Tour last year and I was very excited when she told me that she was in the middle of writing a book on ‘scandalous’ women in history, with a chapter dedicated to Anne Boleyn. I made her promise that she […]

How Fat Was Henry VIII? By Raymond Lamont-Brown

| February 24, 2010

The full title of this book by Raymond Lamont-Brown is “How Fat Was Henry VIII? And 101 Other Questions on Royal History” and it’s a wonderful book which gives you answers to all those nagging royal history questions. It’s just perfect as a present for history buffs or as a treat for yourself as you’re […]