Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Queenship in England

Happy New Year! I am delighted to inform you that my new book, Queenship in England, will be published on 12 January 2017 by MadeGlobal. The book is currently available on Amazon to preorder on Kindle, and will be available soon in paperback. You can preorder it on Kindle here.

Queenship in England is a study of the institution of queenship between 1308 and 1485, and examines the experiences of the nine women who occupied the position of queen during that period: Isabella of France; Philippa of Hainault; Anne of Bohemia; Isabelle of France; Joan of Navarre; Katherine of Valois; Margaret of Anjou; Elizabeth Wydeville; and Anne Neville. The book has been praised by Amy Licence, author of Catherine of Aragon: An Intimate Life of Henry VIII's True Wife, as offering 'an interesting and accessible exploration of medieval queenship in relation to gender expectations', while Toni Mount, author of A Year in the Life of Medieval England, described it as 'very readable' and 'thoroughly researched'. 

It was absolutely fascinating to research and write this book, and I hope you will enjoy reading it. 


  1. Sounds really interesting! I'm especially looking forward to seeing how you analyse the roles of the queens reigning during the Wars of the Roses, since they've all received more positive reappraisals lately after a lot of negativity.

  2. This sounds very interesting! Especially the queens of the Wars of the Roses, since they've been reinterpreted in more positive lights by historians recently, after the negativity of previous generations. I'm looking forward to what you have to say about them.

  3. I just got my copy, and I can't wait to start reading it! This is going to be a long day at work...