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, […]

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 […]

Mary Boleyn: The Mistress of Kings by Alison Weir

| October 13, 2011

I’ve been holding off writing a review of Alison Weir’s new book, “Mary Boleyn: The Great and Infamous Whore” or “Mary Boleyn: The Mistress of Kings”, because I didn’t want to come across as “bashing” someone who is a respected author and historian, and a lady I really like on a personal level. However, I’ve […]

The Last Boleyn by Karen Harper

| April 26, 2011

Today we have another book review from our regular book reviewer, Niki Incorvia, M.A. Thanks, Niki. The Last Boleyn by Karen Harper Review by: Niki Incorvia I knew very little about Mary Boleyn before I started reading The Last Boleyn, a historical fiction novel by Karen Harper. After finishing this book, I walked away with […]

Mary Boleyn: The Great and Infamous Whore by Alison Weir

| January 27, 2011

Alison Weir has just sent me this article about her book, Mary Boleyn: The Great and Infamous Whore which is due to be released on the 6th October 2011 in the UK and the 4th October in the US, with the slightly different title Mary Boleyn: The Mistress of Kings):- Mary Boleyn: The Great and […]

The Other Tudors by Philippa Jones

| July 15, 2009

“The Other Tudors: Henry VIII’s Mistresses and Bastards” by Philippa Jones, and published by New Holland Publishers, is a fascinating read, particularly as I have recently read Kelly Hart’s book on the same topic. This book, however, takes things much further and really delves into Henry’s love life and also puts forward the theory that […]

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 […]

The Mistresses of Henry VIII by Kelly Hart

| June 19, 2009

“The Tudors”, Philippa Gregory and people like me have all been accused of “feminising” the reign of Henry VIII and putting too much emphasis on his six wives and the roles that they played in his reign, but how can we really explore Henry VIII and what drove him without looking at his wives? However, […]