‘Crown of Blood is authoritative, thoughtful and elegantly written. Telling use of original sources makes fresh and vivid – as well as moving – the story of a girl too often dismissed as a mere blank canvas onto which others could write. A genuinely impressive debut.’
(c) Michael O’Mara Books
‘Crown of Blood: The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey’ by Nicola Tallis will be published in the UK by Michael O’Mara Books on 3rd November.
To celebrate, The Lady Jane Grey Reference Guide offers you the chance to win a copy of this fascinating new biography.
Thanks to Michael O’Mara Books, one reader can win a copy in a UK give-away!
Email me at ljgcompetition at yahoo.co.uk. Replace ‘at’ with @.
The competition ends at midnight (UK time) on Wednesday 2nd November.
The winner will be selected at random.
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15 October 2016 – Catherine of Aragon: An Intimate Life of Henry VIII’s True Wife by Amy Licence
(c) Amberley Publishing
‘Catherine of Aragon continues to fascinate readers 500 years after she became Henry VIII’s first queen. Her life was one of passion and determination, of suffering and hope, but ultimately it is a tragic love story, as circumstances conspired against her. Having lost her first husband, Henry’s elder brother Prince Arthur, she endured years of ill health and penury, to make a dazzling second match in Henry VIII. There is no doubt that she was Henry’s true love, compatible with him in every respect and, for years, she presided over a majestic court as the personification of his ideal woman. However, Catherine’s body failed her in an age when fertility meant life or death. When it became clear that she could no longer bear children, the king’s attention turned elsewhere, and his once chivalric devotion became resentment. Catherine’s final years were spent in lonely isolation but she never gave up her vision: she was devoted to her faith, her husband and to England, to the extent that she was prepared to be martyred for them. One of the most remarkable women of the Tudor era, Catherine’s legendary focus may have contributed to the dissolution of the way of life she typified.’
Further details – Amberley Publishing
Further details – Amy Licence
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