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Posted by Tim Ridgway on August 18, 2014

Oh My! Discounted books???

Don’t miss out on our Mad Monday Discounts – we’ve put the Kindle versions of “The Truth of the Line” by Melanie V Taylor, “The Anne Boleyn Collection II” by Claire Ridgway and “100 Under 500 Calorie Meals” by Beth Christian on special offer!!!!

Just head over to Amazon and search for the book you’re interested in and you’ll find the discounted price there.

These prices are just for the 18th, 19th and 20th August, so you’ve got to act quick!




Conor Byrne is #1

Yesterday we launched Conor Byrne’s new biography “Katherine Howard: A New History”, and overnight it has become a great success!

Conor’s book is already #1 for kindle books in the 16th Century History Category, and #12 in Historical Biographies. We’re expecting more from it over the coming days and weeks, and we’re really proud of Conor’s book.

It’s also #2 in a “Hot New Releases” list on Amazon, and we LOVE to see that!


You can get the book via these links:
US –
UK –

Don’t miss out on our special report offer

If you send a copy of your purchase receipt to then we’ll send you a link to an exclusive report written by Conor Byrne about the portrail of Katherine Howard in modern culture. It’s a little thank you from MadeGlobal and Conor to you for buying the book.

Katherine Howard by Conor Byrne

Katherine Howard Biography

Today, “Katherine Howard: A New History” by Conor Byrne went live on Amazon, in both Kindle and Paperback versions.

(Scroll to the bottom for an offer you don’t want to miss!)

This book is a new full-length biography of Katherine Howard, Henry VIII’s fifth wife. Conor Byrne reconsiders Katherine’s brief reign and the circumstances of her life, stripping away the complex layers of myths and misconceptions to reveal a new and credible portrait of this tragic queen.

Katherine Howard: A New History

By reinterpreting her life in the context of cultural customs and expectations surrounding sexuality, fertility and family honour, Byrne exposes the limitations of conceptualising Katherine as either ‘whore’ or ‘victim’. His more rounded view of the circumstances in which she found herself and the expectations of her society allows the historical Katherine to emerge.

Katherine has long been condemned by historians for being a promiscuous and frivolous consort who partied away her days and revelled in male attention, but Byrne’s reassessment conveys the mature and thoughtful ways in which Katherine approached her queenship. It was a tragedy that her life was controlled by predators seeking to advance themselves at her expense, whatever the cost.

The book is available worldwide and is in paperback and on ebook for Kindle.
The paperback version (US) is available here: PAPERBACK
The kindle version (US) is available here: KINDLE VERSION

It is also available in other countries via Amazon.

Get a FREE report when you purchase the book …

As a huge launch thank you, we’re offering a unique free report written by Conor Byrne examining the portrayal of Katherine Howard in popular culture. Simply send your purchase receipt to and you’ll get a link to this report. Only open to those who have purchased the book.

Posted by Tim Ridgway on August 11, 2014
2015 Tudor Places Calendar

2015 Tudor Places Calendar

MadeGlobal works very closely with The Anne Boleyn Files website, and as a result of their photo competition earlier in the year, we’ve just launched the 2015 Tudor Places Calendar. The photo entries were amazing and were judged by a board of “experts” before selection of the 12 winners for the calendar.

The amazing historical buildings in the calendar include:
– Elton Hall
– Berry Pomeroy Castle
– Little Moreton Hall
– Hever Castle
– Hampton Court Palace
– Sudeley Castle
– Leeds Castle
– Warwick Castle
– Littlecote House
– Wenlock Priory

Well done to all the winners who will be receiving their prizes very soon, and to anyone who loves Tudor History… don’t miss this amazing gift idea!

The calendar is available immediately and is for sale worldwide.

George Boleyn BookWe were made aware today of an excellent review of the book “George Boleyn: Tudor Poet, Courtier & Diplomat” written by Clare Cherry and Claire Ridgway.

The review is on the website of Gareth Russell, a great modern historian. You can see the review here:
George Boleyn Review.

I particularly love the folliwing quote from the review:

All things considered, George Boleyn: Tudor Poet, Courtier & Diplomat is a gem of a book.

Well done!


The incredible novel of Elizabeth I, “The Truth of the Line” by Melanie V. Taylor is now available in three formats

  • Paperback
  • E-book
  • ALL NEW Audio Book

You can get the audio book from Amazon/Audible or the iStore, but why not take advantage of our on-site downloader where you can get the book Right HERE!.

Check out the trailer for the audio book here on Youtube…

Don’t miss out on this exciting tale of the Elizabethan Court and those who revolved around it.

Posted by Tim Ridgway on June 16, 2014

A huge thank you to Katrin Figge for her excellent review of “George Boleyn: Tudor Poet, Courtier & Diplomat” by Claire Ridgway and Clare Cherry in today’s Jakarta Globe newspaper.

Jakarta Newspaper

This article is incredibly well written and really shows the passion that both Claire and Clare have for their subject.

You can read the article in the newspaper here: Jakarta Globe review of George Boleyn.

Alternatively you can view the review on their website:

Posted by Tim Ridgway on May 27, 2014

We’ve just been made aware of a very detailed and great quality review of one of our books … George Boleyn: Tudor Poet, Courtier & Diplomat by Claire Ridgway and Clare Cherry.

We’re really pleased by how this new book is being accepted by the historical community and, combined with the hard work that both Claire and Clare are putting in, this book is destined to be a great success.

Visit the original site here:
Posted by Tim Ridgway on May 26, 2014

Today we can announce that our authors Claire Ridgway and Clare Cherry will be running a HUGE virtual book tour to promote their new book “George Boleyn: Tudor Poet, Courtier & Diplomat”.

The two historians will be writing interesting historical articles, giving an insight into their book writing and research, and most of all sharing with the world their discoveries about Queen Anne Boleyn’s brother. Their aim is to bring him out of the shadows and help people to see how interesting a character he was.

The book tour is following this schedule:

  • Monday 26 May – Anne Boleyn: From Queen to History where they share what the sources tell us about George Boleyn the man.
  • Tuesday 27 May – Nerdalicious, where Olga interviews us about George.
  • Wednesday 28 May – The Tudor Tutor, where they will share our thoughts on George’s relationship with Henry VIII.
  • Thursday 29 May – Susan Higginbotham’s History Refreshed blog, where they will talk about George’s position as Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports.
  • Friday 30 May –, where they are interviewed about George and our book by Beth von Staats.
  • Monday 2 June – The Lady Jane Grey Reference Guide, where they discuss how they came to be writing this book together.
  • Tuesday 3 June – On the Tudor Trail, to answer 20 questions.
  • Wednesday 4 June – The Tudor Cafe for a Q&A session.
  • Thursday 5 June –, where they share our favourite primary sources.
  • Friday 6 June – The Tudor Roses, where they share an extract from our book about George’s love of falconry.
  • Saturday 7 June – Gareth Russell’s Confessions of a Ci-devant, where they look at George Boleyn’s scaffold speech.

Make sure you follow along for your daily chances to win a copy of this fascinating historical biography of George Boleyn.

Posted by Tim Ridgway on May 16, 2014

Early yesterday, the popular website TheAnneBoleynFiles passed a huge and critical landmark … their Facebook page has over 100,000 likes!

Get 100000 Facebook Likes

This is obviously a vast number of people who know and appreciate Claire Ridgway’s hard work in researching the Tudor period.

There are, of course, a vast number of factors involved in getting so many Facebook likes, but here’s a list of things off the top of my head which have enabled this to happen:

  • Constantly blogging. Claire now posts at minimum one blog post a day
  • Automatically linking Facebook to the main website. Write once, distribute everywhere.
  • Posting on Facebook with more “topical” and “interesting” articles, making it a lively place to absorb information.
  • Always giving, giving, giving. Claire shares and highlights other websites and pages which she thinks are helpful to her readers, and always personally thanks people who share information.
  • Commenting back to people on Facebook … everyone likes a human.
  • Making the website and Facebook pages a friendly environment. Bullying is not allowed, and everyone is encouraged to share and join in.
  • Posting about things relevant to “NOW”, even though it is a historical website. Things like events, TV programmes, theatre, films
  • Keyword and topic rich articles. When you know what your readers want to hear, you should get on and MAKE THEM THAT CONTENT

Above all, Claire really does tirelessly work on her website and Facebook account. Hard work really does pay off!

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