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Research: Tony Riches – the life of Katherine, Duchess of Suffolk

Today, I have a treat in store for fans of the Tudors and the Tudor era.  Historical fiction author,  Tony Riches , shares his research into the life of a remarkable lady I hadn’t heard of before: Katherine, Duchess of Suffolk . A brave lady who, without doubt, had to fear for her life repeatedly over the years. Find out why... Understanding the life of Katherine Willoughby, Duchess of Suffolk I began exploring the life of Katherine Willoughby when writing about her first husband, Charles Brandon. With typical panache, Brandon borrowed the money to buy the wardship of nine-year-old Katherine, who’d become Baroness Willoughby de Eresby on the death of her father – and one of the wealthiest heiresses in England. He claimed his plan was to secure her as a bride for his son and heir, Henry, (named after the king) yet I suspect the truth was a little different. Charles Brandon’s wife, Mary Tudor, Dowager Queen of France (and the king’s little sister) suffered with a debil

Promo: Counterpoint: Henry, the King's Cavalier by Elizabeth St.John

Today, I’m delighted to share a promotion for Counterpoint: Henry, the King’s Cavalier , by historical fiction author, Elizabeth St.John , as part of her blog tour with The Coffee Pot Book Club .  If you’re into the history of 17th-century England, the Stuarts, and the English Civil War, Elizabeth’s fascinating and well-researched  The Lydiard Chronicles series is for you. Counterpoint: Henry, the King’s Cavalier is a linked short story.  COUNTERPOINT:  Henry, the King’s Cavalier  (The Lydiard Chronicles: 1603-1664) By Elizabeth St.John Blurb: A man may think his life is only measured by battles fought for the king. Until he meets a woman worth fighting for. Henry Wilmot. Cavalier. Seasoned soldier. Grieving widower. On the eve of battle he is sent by the king to requisition arms. What he did not expect was that the supplies were a gift from a feisty and attractive widow who was hiding her own Royalist beliefs in plain sight. Even more alarming was th

Promo: Ephemera by Jennifer C. Wilson

Today, I’m thrilled to point the spotlight on a good author friend – Jennifer C. Wilson .  My thanks to Mary Anne Yarde of The Coffee Pot Book Club for the details.  Jennifer’s latest release is called Ephemera, a collection of short stories all linked to her bestselling Kindred Spirits series, published through Darkstroke Books. If you fancy a read involving dead people – kings, queens and other persons of interest – you would love the Kindred Spirits books. Full of intrigues, humour and old rivalries, it’s a real treat for history nuts.  So check out Ephemera !  Kindred Spirits: Ephemera by Jennifer C. Wilson The afterlife is alive with possibility… In this collection of stories, we follow kings and queens as they make important (and history-defying) visits, watch a football game featuring the foulest of fouls, and meet a host of new spirits-in-residence across the British Isles and beyond.  Be transported to ancient ruins, a world-famous cemetery,