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 […]

Tudor: The Family Story by Leanda de Lisle

| August 29, 2013

Historian Leanda de Lisle’s new book, Tudor: The Family Story, has just been released in the UK and I was fortunate to be sent a review copy. You could be forgiven for thinking that there’s nothing more to say about the Tudors after the books by G. J. Meyer, Peter Ackroyd, Richard Rex… but you’d […]

Virgin Widow by Anne O’Brien

| June 24, 2010

This is not a book that I’d normally pick up, as I tend to stick to historical fiction about the Tudor era, but, boy, am I glad that I got to read this book! I was hooked from the start and I read all 601 pages in one weekend, completely ignoring my family and the […]

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. […]