Mary Boleyn in a Nutshell - Sarah Bryson goes on "Book Tour"

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Posted by Tim Ridgway on March 24, 2015

a_history_of_the_english_monarchyHistorian Gareth Russell has done it again with an all-new non-fiction history book.

A History of the English Monarchy charts the fascinating path of the English monarchy from the uprising of ‘Warrior Queen’ Boadicea in AD60 through each king and queen up to the ‘Golden Age’ of Elizabeth I. In Gareth’s insightful manner each king and queen is discussed and given their rightful place in history.

Soon to be available on Amazon as a paperback and kindle book, and also in all good book stores.

Posted by Tim Ridgway on March 18, 2015

Mary Boleyn in a Nutshell

We’ve just published a new book on Mary Boleyn, the sister of Anne Boleyn, available as paperback and Kindle versions. It’s one of our “In a Nutshell” series where we aim to give readers a good grounding in a historical topic in a concise, easily digestible and accessible way. And it has lots of nice images too!

The book “Mary Boleyn in a Nutshell” covers topics such as:

  • Birth
  • Education
  • Personality and Appearance
  • France and the English Mare
  • Marriage, Royal Mistress and Children
  • Widowhood
  • Religion
  • The Fall of the Boleyns
  • The Last Years of her life

Discover more about the author, Sarah Bryson, here:

Posted by Tim Ridgway on March 4, 2015


Sometimes things just creep up on you. We were asked to create a “poster” of our medieval/renaissance historical books and realised that we’ve published an amazing selection of books in the historical fiction and non-fiction history genres. A wonderful 14 books just based in-and-around the Tudor and Wars of the Roses period of English history.

So … here’s the poster in all it’s glory.

All of our books are available on Amazon and in general book stores. All of our books are available on Kindle too. AND NOW all of our books are also on Kindle Unlimited, Kindle Matchbook and in the Kindle Lending Library. AND some are also available as audio books on the iStore and – there are so many ways to enjoy MadeGlobal’s history books.

Watch this space as we have many more quality history books coming out in the next weeks and months too!

Posted by Tim Ridgway on February 24, 2015

We’re always growing and improving what we do here at MadeGlobal Publishing and 2015 is a year of massive growth for us.

Meet our new authors…

Sarah BrysonFirstly, we’d like to introduce Sarah Bryson who is a researcher, writer and educator who has a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education with Honours and currently works with children with disabilities. She is passionate about Tudor history and has a deep interest in Mary Boleyn, Anne Boleyn, the reign of Henry VIII and the people of his court. Visiting England in 2009 furthered her passion and when she returned home she started a website,, and Facebook page about Tudor history. Sarah lives in Australia, enjoys reading, writing, Tudor costume enactment and wishes to return to England one day.

For MadeGlobal, Sarah is the author of the second in our “In A Nutshell” series, “Mary Boleyn: In a Nutshell“.

Secondly, we’d like to thank Terry Breverton for agreeing to re-publish his successful books “The 100 Greatest Welshmen” and “The 100 Greatest Welshwomen” with us.
Terry has a large and fascinating back-catalogue and we’ll be updating and re-issuing these books over the coming months. We’ll also be putting many of these books out as electronic books (e-books) for the first time. Our aim is to bring a proud Welsh history to a wider audience.


We can’t say thank you enough times to Olga from for hosting Simon Anderson on the first stop of his week long book tour promoting “The Claimant“.

The Claimant Book Tour

Olga has gone out of her way to make Simon’s article look beautiful, including getting permission for some lovely photos from the Towton Battlefield Society – they blend perfectly with the author photo of Simon Anderson in Wars of the Roses costume (don’t miss it!).

We’ll be giving away a paperback copy of the book “The Claimant” on each stop of the tour so make sure you follow along each part, starting with


Until Wednesday 11th February Simon Anderson’s book “The Claimant” is just 99p/99 cents as a Kindle version on Amazon. MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR COPY!

Posted by Tim Ridgway on January 27, 2015

The Claimant Book Tour

Author of The Claimant, Simon Anderson, is off on virtual book tour with some amazing articles about the Wars of the Roses. Simon’s a fascinating and funny guy. Don’t miss out on the chance to win a copy of his Wars of the Roses book and see the other amazing offers he is making.

9 Feb –
10 Feb – The Anne Boleyn Files
11 Feb – The Wars of the Roses Catalogue
12 Feb –
13 Feb – The Tudor Society


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!