The author of "Cor Rotto: A Novel of Catherine Carey"
is on book tour in January!

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Fantastic historical fiction writer Adrienne Dillard is off on a virtual book tour through some amazing history websites at the end of the month. She’s been busily writing guest articles for these sites, and there will even be a question and answer type interview too :)

Don’t miss out on the free book give-away at every single stop on the tour. You’ve got to visit for your chance to win!

The Cor Rotto book tour itinerary

19 January – From Queen to History
20 January –
21 January – The Creation of Anne Boleyn
22 January – Nerdalicious
23 January – The Anne Boleyn Files
24 January – History Refreshed by Susan Higginbotham
25 January – The Tudor Society

See you there!

A History of the English Monarchy

MadeGlobal is proud to announce that we will soon be publishing a new non-fiction history book written by Gareth Russell. This book is entitled “A History of the British Monarchy” and takes a detailed look at all the monarchs from Boudicea all the way through to Elizabeth I. The stunning image above will form part of the front cover of the book and shows four popular British monarchs:

  • Boudicea
  • Alfred the Great
  • Henry V
  • Elizabeth I

I think you’ll agree that our artist has created an incredible image and we’re excited as we begin to put together the layout and cover design for Gareth’s new book. It’s great, don’t you agree?

Posted by Tim Ridgway on December 30, 2014

The Bodleian Library

A huge thank-you to historian and author Gareth Russell for his 2014 “Top 10 books” list (HERE) in which he mentions Claire Ridgway and Clare Cherry’s book “George Boleyn“.

Gareth’s top 10 list is as follows:

  1. Finding Camlann by Sean Pidgeon
  2. Four Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Romanov Grand Duchesses by Helen Rappaport
  3. George Boleyn: Tudor Poet, Courtier and Diplomat by Clare Cherry and Claire Ridgway
  4. How to Ruin a Queen: Marie Antoinette, the Stolen Diamonds and the Scandal that Shook the French Throne by Jonathan Beckman
  5. The Creeper by Emerald Fennell
  6. Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China by Jung Chang
  7. The Paradise Tree by Elena Maria Vidal
  8. Eleanor of Castile: The Shadow Queen by Sara Cockerill
  9. Edward II: The Unconventional King by Kathryn Warner
  10. Midnight at the Pera Palace: The Birth of Modern Istanbul by Charles King

MadeGlobal will soon be publishing Gareth Russell’s next book – “A History of the English Monarchy” – and we’re so pleased that he likes other books published by us. Here’s to an amazing 2015 for all of our authors!

Posted by Tim Ridgway on November 29, 2014

The brand new debut novel from Adrienne Dillard, “Cor Rotto: A novel of Catherine Carey” is still storming up the book charts on Amazon.

Adrienne has written an amazing book and we’re so pleased that people are enjoying her work.


It’s nice to actually boast about the success of one of my own books for a change … yesterday we released “Illustrated Kings and Queens of England” on Kindle (hardback coffee-table colour version is soon to be available) and it’s already #10 in Amazon’s “Best Sellers in Biographies of Royalty” list.

It took MANY months of painstaking, pixel level work to bring stunning Victorian etchings in the book to life with colour. We were continually amazed at the detail that is in each and every image. This truly is a stunning book.

Cor Rotto - a huge success

Cor Rotto – a huge success

Well done Adrienne Dillard for the massive success of your debut novel “Cor Rotto: A novel of Catherine Carey“. We’ve just seen that as of today it is #59 in the coveted Historical Fiction category on – that puts it between “Silk Road” by Colin Falconer and “And Then There Were None” by Agatha Christie. It feels great to have published a book which is more popular than Agatha Christie…

Posted by Tim Ridgway on November 3, 2014

Today in Dead Royalty

Today in Dead Royalty

We’ve just been made aware of a great review of Conor Byrne’s book “Katherine Howard:A New History” on the TodayInDeadRoaylty website.

While we will never be able to answer many of the questions we have about Katherine, Mr. Byrne has gone to great lengths to make us rethink our positions. By referencing a wide variety of sources, the writer seeks to repaint the image of Katherine from that of the silly girl who was in over her head and just looking for a good time, to that of a young woman, abused throughout her early life

We’re really pleased that the news of this wonderful historical biography of Katherine Howard is making it’s way further and further.

And another quote from the page:

It was. He puts a completely new spin on her. If Katherine’s image is ever fully rehabilitated, Mr. Byrne started it.

You can read the review here:

Posted by Tim Ridgway on October 24, 2014


Author and historian Conor Byrne will be “doing the rounds” at the end of this month in his very first blog book-tour.

At each of the stops there will be a chance for site visitors to win a copy of Conor’s book “Katherine Howard: A new history” which has been gaining widespread praise for it’s fascinating view of Henry VIII’s fifth wife.

27th Oct – The Anne Boleyn Files
28th Oct –
29th Oct – Anne Boleyn: From Queen to History
30th Oct –
31st Oct – On the Tudor Trail

Make sure you tag along with this book tour.