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Historian and author Gareth Russell has written an article on his website about Henry II’s glamorous and famous queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine.

Gareth really has a way with words, and explains history in a way which is both entertaining and educational.

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Eleanor of Aquitaine

The book “A History of the English Monarch” is an essential read for anyone who wants to discover more about this glorious country. It covers the period from Roman rule to the death of Elizabeth I in 1603.

Enjoy Gareth’s article:

Tudor Tales William at Hampton Court

Tudor Tales William at Hampton Court

Continuing with MadeGlobal’s growth in the Children’s history book area, we are proud to announce a new book written and illustrated by Alan Wybrow. The book “Tudor Tales William at Hampton Court” is based on a true story which happened to Henry VIII. Alan’s beautiful illustrations introduce a fictional character, William, who is rescued from the streets and ends up … well, we can’t tell you the end of the story!

For early readers and their parents, this is the perfect children’s book. It is fully illustrated, in large format with large easy to read text, and both the story and the pictures really take the reader through what happened.

And above all, you’ll fall in love with William!

This is just the start of a fantastic series of books which Alan is working on. We’ll see William get into lots more adventures, all of them based on real history!

You can get the book here, in paperback or for Kindle:

Meet Alan Wybrow, the author and illustrator

Author and artist Alan Wybrow

Author and artist Alan Wybrow

Alan Wybrow is a graduate of the Connecticut Institute, USA obtaining a diploma in Children’s Literature. He 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. He lives in Canada.

Alan’s “Tudor Tales William” books are based on true historical events and seek to entertain children while also educating them about the wonderful things which happened in the past. The books are illustrated throughout in full colour.

Posted by Tim Ridgway on November 16, 2015
All About Richard III

All About Richard III

As announced quite a while ago, MadeGlobal is beginning to publish children’s history books. Our first one is the first book of a series written by Amy Licence – “All About Richard III”. The “All About” series will cover each of the kings and queens from Richard III up to Elizabeth I.

It’s out today on Kindle, and will be available as a full colour paperback in the next few days. You can find out more or buy the book here:

Congratulations to Amy for this wonderful book!

Between Two Kings Just released by MadeGlobal as a paperback and on Amazon kindle is Olivia Longueville‘s alternative historical novel Between Two Kings: A Novel of Anne Boleyn.

Anne Boleyn is accused of adultery and imprisoned in the Tower. The very next day she is due to be executed at the hand of a swordsman. Nothing can change the tragic outcome. England will have a new queen before the month is out. And yet…

What if events conspired against Henry VIII and his plans to take a new wife? What if there were things that even Thomas Cromwell couldn’t control, things which would make it impossible for history to go to plan?

The year is 1536.
History is about to be changed forever. 
The old Anne Boleyn is dead.
The new Anne is a cold and calculating woman.
Between Two Kings.

Paperback: 330 pages
Publisher: MadeGlobal Publishing; 1 edition (November 10, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 8494457497
ISBN-13: 978-8494457494
Kindle ASIN: B017ROWSS8

Between Two Kings: A Novel of Anne Boleyn is a wonderful “what if?” novel.

You can get the book HERE

Posted by Tim Ridgway on November 9, 2015
Kyra Cornelius Kramer

Kyra Cornelius Kramer

We’re so pleased to announce that Kyra Cornelius Kramer’s latest book “Henry VIII’s Health in a Nutshell” is now available from all good bookshops including Amazon!

You can find out more about Kyra and her book here:
Kyra Kramer

Kyra’s book is a fascinating read, looking into the mental and physical ailments in a fresh way. Her book is interesting because it brings together all of Henry’s problems into one concise, easy to read book.

MadeGlobal’s History in a Nutshell Series aims to give readers a good grounding in a historical topic in a concise, easily digestible and easily accessible way.

You can get the book HERE

Posted by Tim Ridgway on November 3, 2015

Tudor Places of Great Britain

In Tudor Places of Great Britain, Tudor history author and founder of the Tudor Society Claire Ridgway guides the reader through properties linked to Tudor monarchs and prominent people of the time, from impressive palaces like Hampton Court Palace, through romantic monastic ruins and merchant houses, to unspoilt villages like Lavenham and Weobley. With over 175 listings, which include descriptions and highlights, full address and website details, Tudor Places of Great Britain is a comprehensive guide to British Tudor places.

Find out more here

Posted by Tim Ridgway on October 21, 2015

Tudor Fairy

As some of our fans may know, MadeGlobal is having the most amazing, mind-blowing 2015. And it’s only October so there are a few more months still to go!

NEW UK Marketing Manager

As part of our rapid expansion, we took the decision to get the wonderful books our authors have written into historical sites around the UK. And therefore we took the even more scary decision to take on a UK Marketing Manager – we’ll be introducing Catherine soon.

But one of her major roles has been to establish relationships with the major players in the history world, including places like the Tower of London, Hever Castle, Hampton Court Palace and so on… all the usual suspects! She’s done and is still doing a fantastic job at building connections between our authors and the relevant sites.

Part of this is the stunning pile of books that she has taken a photo of (see above) which are being sent out as we speak to some key UK sites. Well done Catherine on a job well done.

History books at historical sites

Now, what we’d like to ask each of our author’s fans to do is to go into your local historical site and ask about our books. If you see any of our books then could you PLEASE take a photo/selfie of yourself with the book on a shelf or whatever, and send it to – we have a great gift we’ll send you in return!

Our aim is to see our books in bookshops and gift shops around the UK, so please do let us know if you spot any of them!

Posted by Tim Ridgway on October 1, 2015

We’ve just been made aware that Hunter S. Jones’ book “Secrets from a Dangerous Time” has been mentioned on the NEW RELEASES page of HistoriaMag, the Historical Writers’ Association online magazine.


You have to scroll down a bit, past some other great books (not ours!) by greats such as Wilbur Smith, and then there is Hunter’s book in all its glory.

Click Here for the link to HistoriaMag or here for the book on Amazon



Catherine Carey in a Nutshell Henry VIII's Health in a Nutshell

I really like days like this. We’re just putting the finishing layout touches to two new books in our “In a Nutshell” series. Both will be out in the world within a matter of days!

The first is a book by Adrienne Dillard, author of Cor Rotto, which is the factual companion to her novel. Entitled “Catherine Carey in a Nutshell”, this non-fiction history book is all about the life of Mary Boleyn’s daughter. It’s a quick read and brings together all of Adrienne’s research into this fascinating Tudor woman.

The second book is by Kyra Kramer, the well known freelance medical anthropologist and author of “Blood will Tell”. The book is called Henry VIII’s Health in a Nutshell and Kyra has looked at the various ailments which afflicted Henry throughout his life. She combines her own detailed research and with thoughts and theories from historians throughout the ages. If you want to know what Henry VIII really suffered from then this is the perfect book!

These two amazing books continue our hit series of short factual history books. MadeGlobal’s History in a Nutshell Series aims to give readers a good grounding in a historical topic in a concise, easily digestible and easily accessible way. The series now includes:

  • Sweating Sickness in a Nutshell – Claire Ridgway
  • Mary Boleyn in a Nutshell – Sarah Bryson
  • Catherine Carey in a Nutshell – Adrienne Dillard
  • Henry VIII’s Health in a Nutshell – Kyra Kramer
  • Thomas Cranmer in a Nutshell – Beth von Staats

We’re constantly adding to this series, and have Tudor Music in a Nutshell in the pipeline too!


Posted by Tim Ridgway on September 15, 2015
Secrets from a Dangerous Time

Secrets from a Dangerous Time

Sometimes things just come together faster than you could ever imagine. It wasn’t very long ago that Hunter S. Jones approached us after the amazing success of her book Phoenix Rising: A novel of Anne Boleyn with the idea for another book. Of course we were delighted to publish Hunter’s next book.

Well, as of yesterday, “Secrets from a Dangerous Time” is available on Kindle, and will shortly be available as a paperback.

Here’s the text from the back of the book:
Chaos reigns in a lawless time filled with revenge and betrayals. Following the American Civil War, the Southern States are reeling under the revenge taken on them by the victors.
Casey King must change her name, fake a marriage and forget modern comforts to survive within the world she now finds herself – 1873 post-Civil War Reconstruction Era Chattanooga, Tennessee… a world full of violence and mystery.
The charismatic Dr. Garrett Cleighton, a mixed heritage Cherokee, decides to give her a part in his traveling medicine show. Casey takes a chance in order to hide her secrets. Dr. Cleighton could betray her or he might keep his promises. Can his band of musicians, entertainers and misfits keep Casey safe through the turmoil? Will she survive?

Author Hunter S. Jones mixes romance with Civil War drama and brings contemporary suspense to life in the setting of the Reconstruction South.

The journey begins in “Secrets from a Dangerous Time, Story 1”.