Book Reviews

Book News November 2019

The Prince & I: My Life with Prince Bira of Siam Paperback – 12 November 2019 (US) & 7 October 2019 (UK) The Prince & I is the story of the passionate love of Bira, Prince of Siam, grandson of King Mongkut of The King & I fame, and the young Englishwoman who would become his [read more]

Elizabeth Woodville

Did Elizabeth Woodville die of plague?

A newly discovered 500-year-old letter has revealed that Elizabeth Woodville – wife of King Edward IV and mother of Elizabeth of York – may have died of the plague. Elizabeth Woodville died in 1492 after spending the last years of her life in Bermondsey Abbey. At the time, her daughter, Elizabeth of York, was Queen [read more]

Elizabeth Woodville

Elizabeth Woodville – The White Queen

Elizabeth Woodville was born the eldest child of Sir Richard Woodville and Jacquetta of Luxembourg, who had previously been married to John, Duke of Bedford, brother of King Henry V. She was probably born at Grafton in Northamptonshire, and she spent her early years in the nursery there. She was soon joined by plenty more [read more]

Book Reviews

September 2017 Book News

The Life of Henrietta Anne: Daughter of Charles I Hardcover – 30 September 2017 (UK) & 2 January 2018 (US) Henrietta Anne Stuart, youngest child of Charles I and Henrietta Maria, was born in June 1644 in the besieged city of Exeter at the very height of the English Civil War. The hostilities had separated [read more]