Author Archives: Tamise

Books 2018 – on sale today – Elizabeth I and Her Circle by Susan Doran (paper back)

‘This is the inside story of Elizabeth I’s inner circle and the crucial human relationships which lay at the heart of her personal and political life. Using a wide range of original sources ― including private letters, portraits, verse, drama, … Continue reading

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My review of ‘La Reine Blanche: Mary Tudor, A Life in Letters’ by Sarah Bryson

Sarah Bryson’s biography of Mary Tudor (youngest sister of Henry VIII) goes a long way towards restoring this Tudor princess to the spotlight she once enjoyed. Although once described as one of the most beautiful women in Christendom, Mary’s death … Continue reading

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To celebrate the publication of the paperback of ‘The King is Dead’ by Suzannah Lipscomb…

The paperback of Suzannah Lipscomb’s ‘The King is Dead: The Last Will and Testament of Henry VIII’ is published today. Here is my 2015 interview with Suzannah. The King is Dead: The Last Will and Testament of Henry VIII

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Books 2018 – on sale today – Juana I: Legitimacy and Conflict in Sixteenth-Century Castile (Queenship and Power) by Gillian B Fleming

‘This book examines the deep and lengthy crisis of legitimacy triggered by the death of Prince Juan of Castile and Aragon in 1497 and the subsequent ascent of Juana I to the throne in 1504. Confined by historiography and myth … Continue reading

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Books 2018 – on sale today – The King is Dead: The Last Will and Testament of Henry VIII’ by Suzannah Lipscomb (paper back)

‘On 28 January 1547, the sickly and obese King Henry VIII died at Whitehall. Just hours before his passing, his last will and testament had been read, stamped and sealed. The will confirmed the line of succession as Edward, Mary … Continue reading

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