Book Reviews

Book News March 2018

The Queen and the Heretic: How two women changed the religion of England Paperback – 23 March 2018 (UK & US) The dual biography of two remarkable women – Catherine Parr and Anne Askew. One was the last queen of a powerful monarch, the second a countrywoman from Lincolnshire. But they were joined together in their [read more]

Book Reviews

Book News December 2017

Four Queens and a Countess: Elizabeth I, Mary Tudor, Lady Jane Grey, Mary Queen of Scots and Bess of Hardwick: The Struggle for the Crown Hardcover – 1 May 2018 (US) & 15 December 2017 (UK) When Mary Stuart was forced off the Scottish throne she fled to England, a move that made her cousin Queen [read more]

Book Reviews

October 2017 Book News

Catherine of Aragon: An Intimate Life of Henry VIII’s True Wife Paperback – 15 October 2017 (UK) & 1 February 2018 (US) 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 [read more]

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Anne Neville

Royal Ladies of the Garter

“Honi soit qui mal y pense” (“Shame on him who thinks evil of it.”) The Most Noble Order of the Garter was founded in 1348 by King Edward III and is the highest order of chivalry and the third most prestigious honour. Soon after its founding women were appointed “Ladies of the Garter” but they were [read more]