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Posted by Claire Ridgway on October 21, 2016
Author Claire Ridgway with a bookplate

Author Claire Ridgway with a bookplate and book

As it’s not long now until Christmas (don’t panic!), we thought it would be good to make an online MadeGlobal shop where you can order MadeGlobal books not only at discounted prices but also with a signed bookplate from the author.

We ship internationally and we have flat rate shipping (UK and Europe, N America, Rest of World rates), so the shipping is the same whether you buy 1 book or 10. You can fill in what dedication/wording you want on the bookplate and your bookplate will be sent to you directly from the author.

You can shop in £GBP or $US, simply click on the book you’re interested in and then you’ll be able to change currency by going to the flag on the sidebar.

Go to the MadeGlobal shop now – click here.

Posted by Tim Ridgway on October 20, 2016

Today it’s the turn of one of our newest authors to be featured on MadeGlobal. We’d like to introduce Samantha Morris who is a passionate historian with an interest in the infamous Borgia family. We recently published her first book “Cesare Borgia in a Nutshell“. Although we say it ourselves … it’s a great book about a fascinating character!

So here’s a little introduction about Samantha Morris and why she is so interested in Cesare Borgia.

Meet Samantha Morris…

Samantha Morris

Samantha Morris

My passion for Cesare Borgia began whilst I was at University. I was in the library looking for books to help me out with one essay or another and found myself in the section dedicated to Renaissance history – it was strange but I was immediately drawn to the title “Cesare Borgia” by Sarah Bradford. I’d heard about the man, but mainly only the rumours about him sleeping with his sister – so I picked the book up and took it home with me. Thus began what soon became an obsession – I wanted to learn everything I possibly could about him, his family and the time in which he lived. What particularly interested me was the man behind the rumours – did he commit incest? Did he murder his brother? It even got to the stage that, once I had left University, I got his motto tattooed and even named one of my Chinchillas after him!

I’d had my history blog for a while, writing about various eras, but, as you can imagine, it soon became chock full of information on the Borgia family and the Renaissance in general. And so, although I do still sneak in differing eras that interest me from time to time, my website became ‘TheBorgiaBull’. The site really is a place for me to share information on this fascinating era of history, and a way in which I hope I can increase both public interest and knowledge on some of the most maligned people in history.

You can get Cesare Borgia in a Nutshell HERE


Mary Rose in a nutshell
We’re happy to announce that Philip Robert’s new nutshell book “The Mary Rose in a nutshell” is now available on kindle as well as in paperback.

Our 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. Philip has been involved with the Mary Rose for over 20 years and so has a rich knowledge of the history of Henry VIII’s flagship, including being involved with the modern restoration work and the new museum building.

You can get the book HERE. Available NOW.

Phil Roberts book signing

Phil Roberts

Dmitry Yakhovsky

Dmitry Yakhovsky

We’d like to draw everyone’s attention to the new website Dmitry Yakhovsky has been putting together recently. If you don’t know, Dmitry is an extremely talented young artist with an interest in history. He’s worked on a number of projects for us, including the cover of Derek Wilson’s book “The Devil’s Chalice”, an image of Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII which will be used on the cover of Adrienne Dillard’s next novel, plus lots of other bits and pieces. It has to be said that it’s impossible to stop him drawing!

Of course, Dmitry also has his own graphic novel published by MadeGlobal – The Shadow of the Cross – which is the first part of a series of books packed with drama and excitement.

Dmitry’s website is at and it’s well worth a look if you like high quality art.

Chaucer AwardsWe’ve just heard that BOTH of Sandra Vasoli‘s books from her “Je Anne Boleyn” series have been shortlisted as finalists in the Chanticleer Book Reviews prestigious “CHAUCER Awards for pre-1750 HISTORICAL FICTION 2016 FINALISTS” competition. Sandra’s books will be competing for the FIRST IN CATEGORY Positions and Awards Packages – and we think she’s in with a good chance of winning!

The first book, “Struck with the Dart of Love” tells the early part of Anne Boleyn’s life. This is then continued in the second book, “Truth Endures” which takes us through to her execution on 19 May 1536. These books are meticulously researched and lovingly written to really give the reader an insight into both the heartwarming and the chilling events through Anne Boleyn’s life.

We’re keeping fingers and toes crossed for Sandra as the judges decide who wins this coveted historical fiction prize. GOOD LUCK SANDRA, and we are sure your fans wish you luck as well.

Sandra Vasoli is also the novel of a non-fiction book which discusses an intriguing letter that may have been written by Anne Boleyn while she was imprisoned in the Tower of London awaiting her execution. Read “Anne Boleyn’s Letter from the Tower” to see what you think … did Anne write this controversial letter, or not?

Kyra Cornelius Kramer

Kyra Cornelius Kramer

Author and historian Kyra Kramer is celebrating the birthday of king Edward VI in style today with an article on TheAnneBoleynFiles website.

By the time I was finished writing Edward VI in a Nutshell I was genuinely grieved that the young king had never gotten to live up to his potential. What a sovereign he would have been!

Kyra’s book is a brief and precise biography of Henry VIII’s son, and it shows what an amazing life he led until his sad death at an early age. Interestingly for modern day fans of the Tudors, Kyra also puts forward some new theories about why Edward died so young.

Edward VI in a  Nutshell

Edward VI in a Nutshell is available now!

Posted by Tim Ridgway on October 11, 2016

radio_suffolkAuthor Philip Roberts was recently “on the sofa” for BBC Radio Suffolk, talking about his passion for history. You can listen to his interview through this media player

Why not get a copy of one of Philip’s books – just click on the link:
The Palace of Whitehall in a Nutshell
The Mary Rose in a Nutshell

Whitehall Palace in a Nutshellmary_rose_in_a_nutshell


Extremely talented artist Dmitry Yakhovsky has been interviewed by Debra Bayani on her website. Dmitry’s artwork never fails to amaze, and this interview shows how much effort he takes to make his images historically accurate but also thrilling to look at…

See the interview with Dmitry here:

The Shadow of the Cross Pt 1

The Shadow of the Cross is already for sale in both full colour paperback and as interactive kindle.

Posted by Tim Ridgway on October 1, 2016

The Devil's Chalice does well
Congratulations to Derek (D.K) Wilson on the first day of your latest novel The Devil’s Chalice as it rapidly rises through the charts on Amazon.

As I write this post, the kindle book is ranked:
#2,261 Paid in Kindle Store
#30 in Kindle Store > Books > Crime, Thriller & Mystery > Mystery > Historical
#35 in Kindle Store > Books > Crime, Thriller & Mystery > Thrillers > Historical
#38 in Books > Crime, Thrillers & Mystery > Historical

and the paperback is just over the #1000 mark in the Crime, Thrillers & Mystery > Historical. We expect, since it’s such an amazing book, that it will be climbing yet higher over the coming days and weeks.

And we’re running a brief competition where you can win a copy of Derek’s book (see here). Don’t miss out on the phenomenon which is the Thomas Treviot series … you’ll love this book!