Sisters of Arden – Judith Arnopp [Extract]

I’ve been seeing Judiths posts on Twitter for sometime, and finally got around to emailing her! I was overjoyed when she agreed to send something in, and I am certainly not disappointed. After reading this, I was instantly reminded of Ken Folletts World Without End. That is one of my favourite books, so I am very interested in reading Sisters of Arden! If you’re interested in more of Judiths books, click here A bit about Judith, When Judith Arnopp began to write professionally there was no question as to which genre to choose. A lifelong history enthusiast and avid reader, Judith holds an honours degree in English and Creative writing, and a Masters in Medieval Studies, both from the University of Wales, Lampeter. Judith writes both fiction and non-fiction, working full-time from her home overlooking Cardigan Bay in Wales where she crafts novels based in the Medieval and Tudor period. Her main focus is on the perspective of historical women

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Henry VIII’s favourite sister: how the real princess Mary became Margaret in The Tudors – Natalia Alyukova Pt 2 [Write up]

Another work week has come to an end and here we are with a new post! If you haven’t read Mondays post by Natalia, I highly suggest you do so. You will also read about an embarrassing confession of mine! Natalia runs a blog called Historica Drama. It takes a look at period dramas and critiques them! … Henry VIII’s favourite sister: how the real princess Mary became Margaret in The Tudors The Tudors is the show that focuses heavily on Henry VIII’s biography and personal relations – however, one of the closest people in Henry’s life withstood major changes from her historical counterpart. What is portrayed as Princess Margaret in the series is actually a combination of Henry’s two sisters – Margaret, Queen of Scotland, and Mary, Queen of France. Princess Margaret in the series is very, very similar to her historical counterpart princess Mary Tudor. She was the sister married off to an elderly king, although not of

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Henry VIII’s sister & Scotland’s Queen: who was the real princess Margaret? by Natalia Alyukova Pt 1 [write up]

Ok, so I have a confession, that I’m slightly embarrassed about. I’ve been following the Tudors for close to about 15 years now, and for some reason, despite having watched the show The Tudors several times. I DIDN’T REALIZE THEY COMBINED MARY AND MARGARET. This has been remedied thanks to this weeks posts, but come on, Melissa. Get your stuff together! Anyway! Enjoy today’s part one of two posts from Natalia! She runs a blog called Historica Drama. So if you’re into analyses of period dramas, I highly suggest you check her site out! … Henry VIII’s sister & Scotland’s Queen: who was the real princess Margaret? One of the biggest historical inaccuracies of The Tudors series was the intentional creation of Princess Margaret character – which was made up of two of Henry’s sisters, princess Margaret and princess Mary. The fictional Princess Margaret (Gabrielle Anwar) was the only sister of Henry VIII – a feisty woman who dares to

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Elizabeth and Anne – Jessica Dunne [Poem]

Todays post is Jessicas second piece, if you haven’t read her previous submission, click here! I think this fitting for the second piece, seeing as how the first was the beginning of the Tudor reign, and this, the end. A word from the author, The [poem] was written in May in the run up to Anne Boleyn’s execution anniversary. She was a woman with such an important historical significance and such a tragic end I had to write this. I always felt for Elizabeth and her older sister Mary as well actually. I’m a child of divorce so I can relate to them both. … Elizabeth and Anne On that day The 19th of May 1536 Death gave Anne his cold kiss The executioner swung And her life ended. But her legacy went on. For 20 years is not that long. When Elizabeth sang the final Tudor song. And on the 24th of March 1603 Death kissed a Boleyn once

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AUTHORS, I REQUIRE ASSISTANCE

Hello, all! So recently I held my first writing contest (congrats again to Tiara Schrombeck), however going into it I assumed that I could just send the ebook as a gift from Amazon. Well! As it turns out, I can’t do that, due to living in Canada and whatnot (:eyeroll:). Thats not to say that Tiara didn’t get her prize, I simply sent a giftcard for her to buy the intended book. So, because I would like to hold more contests in the future and gift books to help all of those authors I love, I’m stuck if I can’t gift ebooks! I could keep sending giftcards, but that doesn’t mean it will go to support the author, if that makes sense! What I’m thinking is, if I approach the author directly and ask if they would send a copy to the winner, I would obviously compensate them buy purchasing it.  Now, authors, my question to you – would you be

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