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Monographs

Forthcoming Monographs

Ladies of the Tudor Court front cover

Ladies of the Tudor Court

by
Jenny Rowley Williams
For publication: February 2016

ISBN 978-1-85944-997-4         Hardback £25

Jane Rochford wife to the much-maligned George Boleyn, Viscount Rochford, and sister-in-law to the ill-fated Anne Boleyn was executed for her complicity in the adultery of Henry VIII's fifth queen, Catherine Howard.

Mary Talbot daughter of the Earl of Shrewsbury, married Henry Percy - perhaps more famous for his relationship with Anne Boleyn. He became the sixth earl of Northumberland in 1527. Both Henry and Mary had health problems but this chapter looks at other suggestions as to why this was such a deeply unhappy and tortured marriage.

Susan Clarentius, ‘Mrs Clarentius' took her title as the wife of a senior Herald. She served Mary Tudor when she was princess and as Queen Mary I. After that she served Jane Dormer, Countess Feria and moved with her first to The Netherlands and finally to Spain.

Honor Lady Lisle was also close to Anne Boleyn. She was wife to Arthur, Governor of Calais. Honor herself was sufficiently important to be much sought for her influence in patronage and her life and times are reflected in the Lisle Letters.

Sabine Johnson was not at court though her husband, John, looked for patronage from both Cecil and Walsingham. John was a merchant and the successes and failures of their lives are recorded over a ten-year period.


The front cover of False, Fleeting, Perjur'd Clarence by Michael Hicks

False, Fleeting, Perjur'd Clarence

George, Duke of Clarence 1449-1478
2nd Edition

by
Michael Hicks
For publication: January 2015

ISBN 978-1-85944-014-8    200 pages    Hardback £25

George, Duke of Clarence was brother to two kings, Edward IV whose heir he was, and Richard III whose loyalty provided such a contrast to that of Clarence. Against the wishes of the king, Clarence married Isobel who was the daughter of the Earl of Warwick (Warwick the Kingmaker). They had two children, Edward, Earl of Warwick who was imprisoned and executed by Henry VII, and Margaret, Countess of Salisbury who met a similar fate under Henry VIII. Clarence's historical legacy is very largely that presented in Shakespeare's play Richard III. Michael Hicks examines Clarence as a conventional magnate but temperamentally unsuited for the position which his royal blood assigned to him.

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