Rebellion by Livi Michael

| September 25, 2015

Livi Michael’s new book Rebellion follows on from her excellent historical fiction debut, Succession, which took readers from 1444, when the Earl of Suffolk stood proxy for Henry VI at his marriage to Margaret of Anjou, to the bloody Battle of Towton in 1461 and the accession of Edward IV. The story was told through […]

Succession by Livi Michael

| October 6, 2014

I had never heard of Livi Michael until Penguin sent me a copy of her new historical novel, Succession, a historical novel telling the story of the Wars of the Roses through Margaret Anjou, wife of Henry VI, and Margaret Beaufort, the future matriarch of the House of Tudor. Michael is not a new author, […]

Lady Anne Mowbray, The High and Excellent Princess: The Child Wife of a Prince in the Tower by Marilyn Roberts

| February 14, 2014

I’d come across the Mowbrays through my research into the Howard family but I must admit to not knowing anything at all about Lady Anne Mowbray until I read this gem of a book by Marilyn Roberts. Marilyn stumbled upon this child bride during her research into the Mowbray family for her book, The Mowbray […]

The Princes in the Tower by Josephine Wilkinson

| January 27, 2014

In the introduction to “The Princes in the Tower”, historian Josephine Wilkinson explains how this book, which is more of a collection of essays or articles, came about. She was working on the second volume of her biography of Richard III and was struggling with the issue of handling the question “what happened to Edward […]

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 […]

Elizabeth of York: The Forgotten Tudor Queen by Amy Licence

| July 25, 2013

Elizabeth of York is an incredibly fascinating woman but I must admit to not knowing an awful lot about her, apart from the bare facts about her being the eldest child of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville, the wife of Henry VII and the mother of Henry VIII. She’s a woman that has lived in […]

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 […]

Richard III and the Murder in the Tower by Peter A Hancock

| September 1, 2009

Those of you who have just read Philippa Gregory’s “The White Queen” which focused on the story of Elizabeth Woodville, her marriage to Edward IV and the fate of her family, may now want to delve into the real historical story, after all, “The White Queen” is a fictional account of this period of history. […]

The White Queen by Philippa Gregory

| August 5, 2009

August’s Book of the Month on The Anne Boleyn Files is the long awaited Philippa Gregory novel “The White Queen” which I’ve had the pleasure to read and review, courtesy of Simon and Schuster UK – thanks! I couldn’t wait any longer to share this review with you so here it is… The White Queen […]

Coming Soon – The White Queen

| August 4, 2009

Philippa Gregory’s latest novel “The White Queen” is due to be released on 18th August and I will be reviewing it here on The Anne Boleyn Files Tudor Book Reviews site on that date. “The White Queen” is the first in a series about the Plantagenets, the warring family who held the English throne before […]