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My Books

I have written three books about the Tudor period and have co-authored four gift-books. I have another book commissioned, and am in proposals for chapters in two academic edited collections.

1000 Tudor People

Monarchs and magicians, politicians and philosophers, kings, criminals, musicians, and gardeners: learn about one thousand men and women from all walks of life who flourished during the Tudor period. 

The King’s Pearl

Henry VIII and his Daughter Mary

Mary Tudor has always been known as ‘Bloody Mary’, the name given to her by later Protestant chroniclers who vilified her for attempting to re-impose Roman Catholicism in England. Recently, more nuanced accounts of Mary's life have been written, but many now portray her as 'tragic' Mary, which is not necessarily a complete picture either. 

The House of Grey

Friends & Foes of Kings

The Grey family was one of mediaeval England’s most important dynasties, serving the kings of England as sheriffs, barons and military leaders from the reign of William the Conqueror.

Tudor Book of Days

A beautiful perpetual diary, with fascinating Tudor facts for every day of the year, which I co-authored with my Tudor Times colleague. 

Tudor Book of the Garden

A  beautiful journal combining gardening and Tudor history, which I co-authored with my Tudor Times colleague. It's definitely my personal favourite of the Tudor Times books, as I enjoy gardening.  Researching it was fascinating, and one day, I am going to try to have a Shakespeare Garden.