In the Footsteps of the Six Wives of Henry VIII by Sarah Morris and Natalie Grueninger

| May 26, 2016

Back in 2013, I reviewed Sarah and Natalie’s first book In the Footsteps of Anne Boleyn which was described as “the visitor’s companion to the palaces, castles and houses associated with Henry VIII’s infamous wife”. You can click here to read my review of it, but suffice to say I loved it. I saw it […]

Katherine Howard: The Tragic Story of Henry VIII’s Fifth Queen by Josephine Wilkinson

| April 7, 2016

I’ve been looking forward to this book coming out for some time as I knew that Josephine was working on it. For years, the only real biographies of Katherine Howard were the ones by Lacey Baldwin Smith and Joanna Denny, so I am very pleased that Katherine is now being reappraised by the likes of […]

The King is Dead: The Last Will and Testament of Henry VIII by Suzannah Lipscomb

| December 18, 2015

Before I begin my review of the content, let me start by saying that Suzannah Lipscomb’s latest book The King is Dead: The Last Will and Testament of Henry VIII is stunning. It’s a square-shaped hardback book with a beautifully illustrated cover. The cover image has embossing and the K and the D of the […]

The Tudor Tutor: Your Cheeky Guide to the Tudor Dynasty by Barb Alexander

| November 2, 2015

Congratulations to Barb Alexander, who you may know from The Tudor Tutor blog, on the re-release of her book The Tudor Tutor: Your Cheeky Guide to the Tudor Dynasty. Barb originally self-published her book, back in 2013, but is has been re-released by Skyhorse Publishing with beautiful colourful illustrations by Lisa Graves, author and illustrator […]

The Tapestry by Nancy Bilyeau

| April 27, 2015

The Tapestry is the final book in Nancy Bilyeau’s Joanna Stafford trilogy and it is a fitting end to a wonderful series. I was lucky to discover the trilogy late on, which meant that I could read The Crown, The Chalice and The Tapestry one after the other instead of gnashing my teeth and pacing […]

The Traitor’s Mark by D.K. Wilson

| February 13, 2015

If you read my review of D.K. Wilson’s first book in this series of Tudor who-dunnits, The First Horseman, you’ll know that I ignored everything else in my “to read” pile and moved straight on to The Traitor’s Mark. I was that gripped by Wilson’s story. Thankfully, the second instalment was just as gripping as […]

The First Horseman by D.K. Wilson

| January 30, 2015

Move over C.J. Sansom, there’s a new guy in town! Yes, if you’re a fan of Sansom’s Shardlake series, as I am, you will want to get hold of a copy of D.K. Wilson’s The First Horseman and the sequel The Traitor’s Mark. You may not have heard of D.K. Wilson, but if you’re a […]

The Six Wives and Many Mistresses of Henry VIII: The Women’s Stories by Amy Licence

| December 22, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed Amy Licence’s books on Eizabeth of York and Cecily Neville, so I was interested in reading her take on Henry VIII, his wives and mistresses. Although the title suggests that it focuses on the women’s stories and tells things from their point of view, I didn’t find it a ‘feminized’ account of […]

The Light in the Labyrinth: The Last Days of Anne Boleyn by Wendy J. Dunn

| November 3, 2014

If you’ve been reading my reviews for a while you’ll know that I’m often hesitant to review novels about Anne Boleyn because I have spent the last few years researching her and her family and, therefore, have quite strong views on how she is portrayed. It is difficult to read and enjoy a novel if […]

Moth To The Flame: The Story of Anne Boleyn by Angela Warwick

| April 10, 2014

I am incredibly hard to please when it comes to fiction featuring Anne Boleyn as a character because I have spent a few years researching Anne and so have built up my own idea of her and her family members in my head, one that is bound to be different from a novelist’s idea of […]