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 […]

Recent and Upcoming History Non-fiction Books

| August 16, 2010

A few weeks ago, I did a post about recent and upcoming historical fiction books and today I’m going to focus on non-fiction history books and biographies of historical characters within theĀ  Tudor and Elizabethan periods:- Margaret Beaufort: The Mother of the Tudor Dynasty by Elizabeth Norton – Due to be released in the UK […]

The Early Loves of Anne Boleyn by Josephine Wilkinson

| November 17, 2009

I was very excited when I heard about the release of this book just a few weeks after Alison Weir’s “The Lady in the Tower”, October was a really great month for Anne Boleyn fans! However, I must admit to being rather put off by the publisher’s blurb on Amazon, which said: “The story of […]

Mary Boleyn: The True Story of Henry VIII’s Favourite Mistress

| July 1, 2009

I was so excited to receive a copy of Amberley Publishing’s “Mary Boleyn: The True Story of Henry VIII’s Favourite Mistress” by Josephine Wilkinson that I sat and read it in a day – ignoring work, the family and the housework! I’ve always wanted to know more about Anne Boleyn’s sister, and Henry’s mistress, and […]