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 […]

The Claimant: A Novel of the Wars of the Roses by Simon Anderson

| February 18, 2015

Thank you to Penelope Wright for this review of Simon Anderson’s book The Claimant: A Novel of the Wars of the Roses. This novel by Simon Anderson is set between 1459 and ends in 1461 during the Wars of the Roses at the Battle of Towton. Two of the main characters, Henry VI and Richard […]

Wars of the Roses: Trinity by Conn Iggulden

| October 6, 2014

Trinity is the second instalment in Conn Iggulden’s new Wars of the Roses series. Those of you who read my review of the first instalment Stormbird – click here to read the review – will know that I couldn’t wait to read Trinity, I absolutely loved Stormbird and I had high hopes for Trinity, these […]

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, […]

Cecily Neville: Mother of Kings by Amy Licence

| July 25, 2014

Cecily Neville is one of those women I’ve always wanted to know more about. All I knew was that Cecily was the mother of two kings of England (Edward IV and Richard III), she was married (happily too!) to a powerful man who was briefly Lord Protector of England (making her queen consort in all […]

Wars of the Roses: Stormbird by Conn Iggulden

| October 16, 2013

My father has been trying to get me to read Conn Iggulden’s historical fiction for years and I’ve just never got round to it, but when I received a review copy of Wars of the Roses: Stormbird it was the perfect opportunity to be the dutiful daughter! Stormbird is the first in a new series […]

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 […]

The Daisy and the Bear by K.L. Clark

| June 29, 2011

Fancy a fun read this summer? Need a break from heavy history books? Well, here’s the perfect book for you and I guarantee that it will have you rolling around on the floor laughing, or perhaps chuckling quietly under your breath! When you find yourself laughing at the author’s note at the beginning, you know […]

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 […]