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May
04
Posted by Tim Ridgway on May 4, 2016
Events on May 19th 2016 – Anne Boleyn Day
Time (GMT) Activity
08:00:00 Opening Ceremony MadeGlobal
09:00:00 Anne's Execution and Resting Place Claire Ridgway
10:00:00 Anne Boleyn Painting Auction for Charity Gary Ransom
11:00:00 The relationship between Mary and Anne Boleyn Sarah Bryson
12:00:00 “Struck with the Dart of Love” & “Truth Endures” – BOOK LAUNCH Sandra Vasoli
13:00:00 Anne Boleyn’s Letter from the Tower Sandi Vasoli
14:00:00 How the story of Anne Boleyn has been rewritten by fiction writers Wendy Dunn
15:00:00 Where can we see Anne Boleyn? Melanie V. Taylor
16:00:00 “A great concert of recorders” – Music Anne may have known Jane Moulder
17:00:00 Why Americans are obsessed by Anne Boleyn Beth von Staats
18:00:00 Cranmer's relationship with the Boleyn family Beth von Staats
19:00:00 A glimpse into life in Tudor London Natalie Grueninger
20:00:00 Anne and Henry at Whitehall and Anne's Coronation Philip Roberts
21:00:00 The men who died in 1536 Clare Cherry
22:00:00 A reading from “The First Horseman” and Anne’s execution Derek Wilson
23:00:00 Jane Parker, Lady Rochford Adrienne Dillard
00:00:00 Close of events MadeGlobal
May
04
Posted by Tim Ridgway on May 4, 2016

We’re well and truly into the “C” author names now in our second week of featuring the authors who will be at our “An Evening with the Authors” event on 24 September in London. Have you booked your tickets yet?

BOOK YOUR TICKETS TO AN EVENING WITH THE AUTHORS

Today’s author is … Conor Byrne

Conor Byrne

Conor Byrne

Conor Byrne is the author of a fascinating biography “Katherine Howard: A New History” which is a full-length biography of Katherine Howard, Henry VIII’s fifth wife.

Conor Byrne

Katherine Howard Biography

In his book, 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 credible portrait of this tragic queen. 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 allow the historical Katherine to emerge.

Conor is also currently writing a second book for us … information in due course! All we’ll say is that his research has moved him to re-examine some other historical figures.

You can meet Conor Byrne at our “An Evening with the Authors” event on 24 September 2016, in London – DON’T MISS IT!


Venue

“The Venue”
Conferences Central
Malet Street
London
WC1E 7HY

Date

24 September 2016
7:30PM – 10:30PM


Discount Tickets are £10.00 – LIMITED
Full Price Tickets are £15.00
Children under 5 with paying adult are free (please let us know in advance!)

Attractions

↣ 18 Top Authors/Historians/Bloggers
↣ Professional Photographer
↣ “Discuss your book” booth
↣ Mingle with the Authors
↣ Question and Answer session
THREE HOURS WITH OUR AUTHORS
(Bar available)

Check out all of the authors you’ll meet… CLICK HERE

May
02
Posted by Tim Ridgway on May 2, 2016

We’re into our second week of featuring the authors who will be at our “An Evening with the Authors” event on 24 September in London and the list is still really long …

Today’s author is … Claire Ridgway.

Claire Ridgway

Claire Ridgway

Claire Ridgway is known and loved by many because of her website “The Anne Boleyn Files” which is visited by around 75,000 people every month – it’s an amazing site.

Claire is the author of many historical non-fiction books too. Her first book (in fact, the first book MadeGlobal published) was “The Anne Boleyn Collection“. It rocketed off to the top of best-seller lists across Amazon and was an incredible success. It’s still a great seller, and a great read too. This was followed by “The Anne Boleyn Collection II” which focuses more on the Boleyn family. It was, of course, another great hit, especially with fans of Claire’s growing website.

Books by Claire Ridgway

Books by Claire Ridgway

Claire also has co-authored a biography of George Boleyn entitled “George Boleyn: Tudor Poet, Courtier and Diplomat“, co-written with Clare Cherry. This book is the only modern biography of Anne Boleyn’s brother, and it is really good at shining a light onto a historical character who is often very misrepresented in fiction.

Another book written by Claire is “The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown” which is apt for this month as Anne Boleyn was executed on May 19th, 1536. Claire’s book details each day leading up to Anne’s execution, and reading the book leaves you with a brutal image of how quickly her downfall happened. It’s an essential book for anyone interested in the Boleyn family.

Claire has also written and published number of guide book / informational historical books, including “On This Day in Tudor History” which takes each day through the year, focuses on an event which happened on that day and also gives a number of interesting other events about each day. It’s a huge book, and it’s well worth a read, whether you start at the beginning or just dip in day by day.

Another of these books is Claire’s “http://getbook.at/tudor-places”, another book which MadeGlobal published to great success. Claire painstakingly researched the UK, putting together and contacting a vast number of Tudor places which can still be visited today. Then it was a case of writing about each one, and putting together their contact details and obtaining photographs of each one! It’s an amazing book, in full colour, and whether you plan to visit the UK or just love historical buildings, you’ll love this one!

And widening her historical scope, Claire wrote (and we illustrated) the perfect book for anyone who loves the English monarchy – “Illustrated Kings and Queens of England“, which has stunning illustrations of the 59 English kings and queens from Alfred the Great to Elizabeth II. It is packed with interesting facts about the wonderful English monarchy.

She’s also written for our “in a Nutshell” series of books with her very popular book “Sweating Sickness in a Nutshell“, outlining what is known about this mysterious medieval killer disease. We’ll never know for sure what happened or what this disease was, but Claire’s book outlines all the theories about it, and also each of the major outbreaks and who was killed (or if they were lucky, survived)!

MadeGlobal is proud to have published every single one of Claire Ridgway’s books … it’s an impressive list, don’t you think?

Why not come to our “An Evening with the Authors” event on 24 September, and actually meet this powerhouse of history? Claire would love to meet you!


Venue

“The Venue”
Conferences Central
Malet Street
London
WC1E 7HY

Date

24 September 2016
7:30PM – 10:30PM


Discount Tickets are £10.00 – LIMITED
Full Price Tickets are £15.00
Children under 5 with paying adult are free (please let us know in advance!)

Attractions

↣ 18 Top Authors/Historians/Bloggers
↣ Professional Photographer
↣ “Discuss your book” booth
↣ Mingle with the Authors
↣ Question and Answer session
THREE HOURS WITH OUR AUTHORS
(Bar available)

Check out all of the authors you’ll meet… CLICK HERE

May
02
Posted by Tim Ridgway on May 2, 2016

Well done and a huge congratulations to Sarah Bryson for hitting #1 with her new book “Charles Brandon: The King’s Man” on the day after release.

It’s always great when our books go to the top so quickly, and I think it comes down to the hard work our authors put into making their manuscripts so well, and of course our combined hard work in getting the word out about the books. Thank you to each and every person who has bought a book from a MadeGlobal author!

Hot off the press…

Sarah Bryson will be at our “An Evening with the Authors” event on 24 September, and she’ll be flying in all the way from Australia to be there. We’re looking forward to this event SO much, and it’s the icing on the cake that Sarah can be there with us too.

Sarah Bryson Number 1

Sarah Bryson is #1

Continuing our feature of authors who will be at our “An Evening with the Authors” event on 24 September in London over the coming weeks we get to …

Today’s author … Clare Cherry.

Clare Cherry

Clare Cherry

Clare Cherry may not be known to many who are outside of the “Boleyn” world, but those who love Anne and her brother George, and those who are interested in Henry VIII’s second wife will definitely know Clare.

George Boleyn

George Boleyn

Clare is the co-author of the only modern biography of Anne Boleyn’s brother, “George Boleyn: Tudor Poet, Courtier & Diplomat“. George Boleyn has gone down in history as simply being the brother of the ill-fated Queen Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII, and for being executed for treason, after being found guilty of incest and of conspiring to kill the King. However, as you quickly discover in this amazingly well-researched biography, in many ways, George was a far more interesting character than his sister.

In the biography, Clare Cherry and Claire Ridgway have allowed George to step out of the shadows and brought him to life as a court poet, royal favourite, keen sportsman, talented diplomat and loyal brother. The biography charts his life from his spectacular rise in the 1520s to his dramatic fall and tragic end in 1536.

Clare is a very knowledgeable about the Boleyn family, and especially Geroge. If you want to discuss anything to do with researching the Boleyns, or simply want to discuss history in general, then you’ll love meeting Clare Cherry.


Venue

“The Venue”
Conferences Central
Malet Street
London
WC1E 7HY

Date

24 September 2016
7:30PM – 10:30PM


Discount Tickets are £10.00 – LIMITED
Full Price Tickets are £15.00
Children under 5 with paying adult are free (please let us know in advance!)

Attractions

↣ 18 Top Authors/Historians/Bloggers
↣ Professional Photographer
↣ “Discuss your book” booth
↣ Mingle with the Authors
↣ Question and Answer session
THREE HOURS WITH OUR AUTHORS
(Bar available)

Check out all of the authors you’ll meet… CLICK HERE

We’ll are featuring each of the authors who are going to be at our “An Evening with the Authors” event on 24 September in London over the coming weeks.

Today’s author … Beth von Staats.

Beth von Staats

Beth von Staats

Historian, blogger and author Beth von Staats is a fascinating person and we’re really thrilled that she will be able to make it from the USA to the UK for our September “An Evening with the Authors” event in London on 24 September.

Beth von Staats came to our attention a long time ago because of her fantastic website “QueenAnneBoleyn.com” which has the tagline “Biographical and Historical Fiction Writers Welcome”. What a great tagline! Beth is one of the founder members of the community website for history fans and writers alike. Her website has grown over the years and now she regularly has guest articles by other historians, and of course, she writes the most wonderful articles herself.

One of Beth’s passions in history is her love of the slightly more obscure characters. She sometimes thinks that is a problem, but we don’t – it’s often the lesser-known people who are more interesting. They can certainly be more tricky to research!

Thomas Cranmer by Beth von Staats

Thomas Cranmer

Beth von Staats published her first book with MadeGlobal “Thomas Cranmer: In a Nutshell” in early 2015, a book which details the amazing life of Cranmer.

She’s currently researching and writing a book about “Tudor Thomases”, which of course there were many! We’ve been in discussions with her and it will be one of those little gems of a book which opens up your knowledge about people you often had heard of, but knew little about.

Beth von Staats is a history writer of both fiction and non-fiction short works. A life-long history enthusiast, Beth holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Her interest in British History grew through the profound influence of her Welsh grandparents, both of whom desired she learn of her family cultural heritage. Her most pronounced interest lies with the men and women who drove the course of events and/or who were most poignantly impacted by the English Henrician and Protestant Reformations, as well as the Tudor Dynasty of English and Welsh History in general.

As we said – she’s a fascinating person and an amazing powerhouse of historical knowledge. She’s also very encouraging of all writers, whether well known or unpublished. You’ll love meeting her!

If you love history or writing then this is an event you really can’t miss…


Venue

“The Venue”
Conferences Central
Malet Street
London
WC1E 7HY

Date

24 September 2016
7:30PM – 10:30PM


Discount Tickets are £10.00 – LIMITED
Full Price Tickets are £15.00
Children under 5 with paying adult are free (please let us know in advance!)

Attractions

↣ 18 Top Authors/Historians/Bloggers
↣ Professional Photographer
↣ “Discuss your book” booth
↣ Mingle with the Authors
↣ Question and Answer session
THREE HOURS WITH OUR AUTHORS
(Bar available)

Check out all of the authors you’ll meet… CLICK HERE

We’ll are featuring each of the authors who are going to be at our “An Evening with the Authors” event on 24 September in London over the coming weeks.

Today’s author … Amy Licence.

Amy Licence

Amy Licence

Author and historian Amy Licence has been making an amazing name for herself since she published “In Bed with the Tudors” back in 2012. She’s gone on to have a string of very well received books. MadeGlobal approached her in 2015 to write an illustrated children’s book series about the seven monarchs from Richard III all the way to Elizabeth I. In combination with a talented illustrator and artist, the first two books of the series are already out, and the third is in the process of being illustrated.

All About Richard III

All About Richard III

The first book is “All About Richard III“, aimed at children aged 7-11 years old. MadeGlobal’s “All About” series is the perfect choice for anyone who wants to know more about the key characters of history. The books are colourfully illustrated throughout, have a simple narrative to explain the key points in the character’s life and more detailed sections for the more-able reader or teacher.

Richard III was a king of England who lived over 500 years ago. He died in battle, and for centuries people thought his bones had been lost. Then, in 2013, he was found buried under a car park in Leicester. The whole world wanted to know about him. Why are so many people interested in his story? Why do some think he was a good king, while others think he was not? What are the mysteries of his life and reign? Read the facts about Richard III in this book and make up your own mind.

all_about_henry_vii_small

All About Henry VII

The next book in the series is about Henry VII, “All About Henry VII“! Henry VII was the first king of the Tudor dynasty. He spent a lot of his life in exile abroad and no one thought he was important. Then he raised an army and won the Battle of Bosworth and reigned for twenty-four years. He saved money, built some splendid palaces and made the country peaceful after years of war. However, he was not always safe, as plots were made by his enemies to remove him from the throne. How did Henry manage to stay king? Why was his reign so important?

Amy Licence is a historian with a special interest in the medieval and Tudor world. She has been a Leading Literacy Teacher specialising in children’s literature and the use of open questions to extend learning. She is also the mother of two small boys, on top of writing some fantastic books!

If you love Tudor history, or if you’re a fan of Amy’s writing then this is an event you really can’t miss…


Venue

“The Venue”
Conferences Central
Malet Street
London
WC1E 7HY

Date

24 September 2016
7:30PM – 10:30PM


Discount Tickets are £10.00 – LIMITED
Full Price Tickets are £15.00
Children under 5 with paying adult are free (please let us know in advance!)

Attractions

↣ 18 Top Authors/Historians/Bloggers
↣ Professional Photographer
↣ “Discuss your book” booth
↣ Mingle with the Authors
↣ Question and Answer session
THREE HOURS WITH OUR AUTHORS
(Bar available)

Check out all of the authors you’ll meet… CLICK HERE

Apr
26
Posted by Tim Ridgway on April 26, 2016

There’s a fantastic article from historian Toni Mount, author of “The Colour of Poison“, a great historical novel which is well worth a read if you like books by Derek Wilson or C.J.Sansom.

Toni is on book tour all this week and she’s written some amazing articles for each of the stops. We’re giving away a copy of her book to one lucky winner on every stop, so make sure you tag along!

colour_of_poison_book_tour

Toni has already been to QueenAnneBoleyn.com where she talks about writing both fiction and non-fiction and shares some of the inspiration she used to write her fast-paced novel.

Today Toni is at Nerdalicious.com.au where she discusses the printing press and the effects it had on society at the time.

Tomorrow she’ll be at QueenToHistory.com and then onwards to englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.com and ending up at The Anne Boleyn Files.

Makes sure you come to each stop on her book tour! AND if you want to meet Toni Mount then why not buy your tickets to our “Evening with the Authors” event on 24 September, in London.

We’ll be featuring each of the authors who are going to be at our “An Evening with the Authors” event on 24 September in London over the coming weeks.

Today’s author … Alan Wybrow.

Author and artist Alan Wybrow

Author and artist Alan Wybrow

Books come in all shapes and sizes, both fiction and non-fiction. One area MadeGlobal is pleased to support is children’s historical fiction. We strongly feel that the books you read as a child will stay with you for the rest of your life, and that’s one of the many reasons why we absolutely love the work of Alan Wybrow.

Alan is a graduate of the Connecticut Institute USA obtaining a diploma in Children’s Literature. His past experience included writing and illustrating newspaper comic strips and political cartoons for various publications. And thanks to MadeGlobal, is a published author writing and illustrating children’s storybooks.

williamHe is currently combining his interest in Tudor history with his artistic abilities to produce a children’s storybook series encompassing stories of the life and times of the Tudors. His aim is to create memorable stories which work both visually through colourful images and also through truthful storytelling. Alan continually checks that the tales he is telling and illustrating are period appropriate. He loves to show children the actual factual events which took place 500 years ago.

Alan’s first book with MadeGlobal is entitled “Tudor Tales William at Hampton Court“. It’s a fun tale charting an adventure that street kid William has, and he eventually gets to meet King Henry VIII!

Alan lives in Canada, so we’re thrilled he is able to come all the way to the UK to be at our “An evening with the Authors” event on September 24th in London. If you’re an artist, want to write children’s books, or if you’re a fan of Alan’s amazing work then this is an event you really can’t miss…


Venue

“The Venue”
Conferences Central
Malet Street
London
WC1E 7HY

Date

24 September 2016
7:30PM – 10:30PM


Discount Tickets are £10.00 – LIMITED
Full Price Tickets are £15.00
Children under 5 with paying adult are free (please let us know in advance!)

Attractions

↣ 18 Top Authors/Historians/Bloggers
↣ Professional Photographer
↣ “Discuss your book” booth
↣ Mingle with the Authors
↣ Question and Answer session
THREE HOURS WITH OUR AUTHORS
(Bar available)

Check out all of the authors you’ll meet… CLICK HERE