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Thank you once again to Lil from Lil’s Vintage World (check out her amazing YouTube channel here) who has used Claire Ridgway’s book Tudor Places of Great Britain to visit Baddesley Clinton, a WONDERFUL Tudor property.

Why not enjoy seeing this wonderful property through Lil’s eyes:

If you’re visiting Great Britain, or if you are interested in Tudor history, then this book is definitely for you…

“I bought this because I love the Tudor age. I found this book excellent for reading and was surprised there were so many buildings and areas associated with the Tudors. I plan on visiting England and will definitely use this book. Well done!
T. John Fleig

“Nice book, good information and love the pictures.

“Concise and informative! Claire’s latest is the perfect little gem for anyone who may be travelling or just wants a simple overview of all the properties in the United Kingdom that have Tudor ties.

This book was published in association with the Tudor Society. You can join this incredibly friendly historical society today!

Como traductora del libro, sólo puedo decir cosas buenas de él. Lingüísticamente ha sido un reto maravilloso, debido a la maestría con la que la autora maneja la lengua inglesa, que me ha llevado a tener que repensar muchas veces tanto estructuras como vocabulario, para poder plasmar el estilo tan particular y sereno que ella destila en mi traducción.

Por otro lado, basandose en la historia de nuestro país, vemos la vida diaria de dos personajes muy controvertidos, los Reyes católicos, que han sido tanto alabados como denostados, en sus facetas de reyes, padres y esposos, con sus luces y sus sombras. Y vemos, sobre todo, el mundo a través de los ojos de las mujeres de la corte, con sus necesidades, obligaciones, deseos y deberes en una sociedad que las arrinconaba. Sufrimos con Catalina, la niña que llegó a ser reina de Inglaterra, al pensar en su partida, gozamos con sus travesuras infantiles y nos enorgullecemos al ver el papel tan importante que las mujeres jugaban en aquella época.

En resumen: una historia humana de una futura reina, Catalina de Aragón, de la mano de una brillante profesora, Latina. Sensibilidad, amor, historia y deber en palabras de una autora brillante, Wendy Dunn.

Puedes pedir el libro AQUI

There is still time to enter our amazing competition! BUT TIME IS RUNNING OUT!

One lucky winner will win these lovely colouring goodies:

  • A Prismacolor Quality Art Set – This includes a set of 48 coloured pencils, a pencil sharpener and a latex-free eraser.
  • Crayola Fine Line Markers – A pack of 40 brilliant-colour fine-tip markers.
  • A tote bag in which to keep your crayons, pens, colouring books, pads and more.
  • A 12 oz vanilla lavender scented soy candle to further aid relaxation. It will burn for 60-80 hours.

The prizes are worth more than $60!

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is to follow these steps:

  1. Get colouring – Colour one of the pages of The Tudor Colouring Book by Ainhoa Módenes. The ISBN number is 978-8494729829 and you can find it on Amazon by clicking on* You can choose traditional colours or be creative, it’s up to you.
  2. Take a photograph of your colouring.
  3. Send the photograph to by the end of Friday 24th November 2017.**

Entries are welcome from anywhere in the world and from any age.

*No purchase necessary. If you don’t have the book, simply send an email to and we’ll send you an image to colour in.

**By entering the competition you are giving permission for MadeGlobalPubal Publishing to publish your colouring page on their website and social media.

Historical Novel AssociationHot on the heels of today’s review of books by Lil, we have just seen the wonderful review of Adrienne Dillard’s book The Raven’s Widow.

“Highly recommended for those who are not worn out by Tudor historical fiction. This one brings a fresh light to the period by focusing on a fascinating woman.”
Historical Novel Association

This book really is wonderful, and we are so happy that the reviewer from HNS liked it so much. Thank you to all who were involved.



Jane Parker never dreamed that her marriage into the Boleyn family would raise her star to such dizzying heights. Before long, she finds herself as trusted servant and confidante to her sister-in-law, Anne Boleyn; King Henry VIII’s second queen. On a gorgeous spring day, that golden era is cut short by the swing of a sword. Jane is unmoored by the tragic death of her husband, George, and her loss sets her on a reckless path that leads to her own imprisonment in the Tower of London. Surrounded by the remnants of her former life, Jane must come to terms with her actions. In the Tower, she will face up to who she really is and how everything went so wrong.

Thank you to the incredible Lil from Lil’s Vintage World YouTube channel for reviewing our books this week. We’re thrilled you loved the books so much!

Review of The Turbulent Crown

Lil has reviewed The Turbulent Crown by Roland Hui, and it has to be said that she LOVES Roland Hui’s book:

“It has been beautifully designed and great care has really been taken on this book”
Lil’s Vintage World

Review of Katherine Howard

The second review on the video is of Conor Byrne’s biography, Katherine Howard: A New History, which has been well received in a world which sometimes seems to have a new biography every week. Conor’s approach is very primary-source based, and this comes through to the reader, opening up a new view on this fascinating queen. Here’s a quote from the video about Conor’s book:

“This strips everything bare… completely non-judgemental… brilliant and fresh”
Lil’s Vintage World

Review of Queenship in England

Another book by Conor Byrne, Queenship in England, was also reviewed by Lil in this video. Lil loves the book and feels that it has opened up some historical characters that she didn’t know about before. It’s wonderful when a book opens up a new world to you… here’s a quote from the review:

“The women that feature in this book are really interesting… just perfect”
Lil’s Vintage World

Here’s the review video in full!


Congratulations, Ainhoa Módenes, for the succesful book launch signing you had over the weekend with your book “The Tudor Colouring Book“. It was lovely to see so many people turn up to support your first book. Thanks also to Papelería Marián for hosting the event and providing coffee and biscuits for those who wanted it!

Here are a few photos from the event:

Posted by Administator on October 25, 2017

Join Claire Ridgway, author of The Fall of Anne Boleyn as she talks about some of the theories about who actually caused queen Anne Boleyn’s downfall.

The recording is excellent, and all history fans are sure to learn something! Thank you to David Crowther for hosting this podcast from Claire.

Listen to Claire Ridgway’s
Podcast HERE

You can see Claire Ridgway’s books and get them from Amazon at this link:

For all Jane Austen fans… don’t miss this amazing offer! Mansfield Parsonage by Kyra C. Kramer is just 99p (UK Kindle) and 99c (US Kindle) until 27 October!


Fans of Jane Austen will recognise the players and the setting – Mansfield Park has been telling the story of Fanny Price and her happily ever after for more than 200 years. But behind the scenes of Mansfield Park, there’s another story to be told: Mary Crawford’s story.

Mansfield Parsonage retells the story of Mansfield Park from the perspective of Mary Crawford’s hopes and aspirations and shows how Fanny Price’s happily-ever-after came at Mary’s expense. Or did it?

We love to reveal covers … and this one is extra-special for us because it’s the Spanish language version of one of our highly successful books.

Just over a year ago, we published “Falling Pomegranate Seeds”, the tale of Katherine of Aragon when she was a child living in Spain. Of course, the obvious thing to do was to have the book translated into Spanish, and this has been lovingly done by Edurne Goñi. The new book retains all of the character of the original, and will be loved by Spanish-speaking history lovers worldwide!

Libro 1 de la historia de Catalina de Aragón.

Doña Beatriz Galindo, una reputada erudita, tutora de la realeza y amiga y consejera de la reina Isabel I de Castilla, es testigo incómodo de la Guerra Santa de la reina Isabel y su esposo, el rey Fernando de Aragón. Una Guerra Santa que busca expulsar a los moros de los territorios en los que habían vivido durante siglos.

La vida de las mujeres es difícil. Beatriz debe preparar a la hija más pequeña de la reina, Catalina, para una vida futura muy diferente. Debe enseñarle cómo sobrevivir en el exilio, en una existencia lejos de la protección de su madre. Debe preparar a Catalina para ser la reina de Inglaterra.

Un relato sobre madres e hijas, poder, intriga, muerte, amor y redención. Al fin y a la postre, Semillas de Granada, canta una canción de amistad y vida.



Toni Mount’s Mysterious Month of Betrayal continues…

All fans of Toni Mount and her amazing Sebastian Foxley Medieval Murder Mystery Series should head over to The Anne Boleyn Files website for a great article about St Mary-le-Bow church and its history. This deeply historic church features in Toni’s latest novel “The Colour of Betrayal”, and you’ll find it interesting to read about its long history.