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I am the author of two historical novels set in fourteenth-century England: The Traitor's Wife: A Novel of the Reign of Edward II and Hugh and Bess. Both were reissued in 2009 by Sourcebooks.

My third novel, The Stolen Crown, is set during the Wars of the Roses. It features Henry Stafford, Duke of Buckingham, and his wife, Katherine Woodville, as narrators. My fourth novel, The Queen of Last Hopes, features Margaret of Anjou, queen to Henry VI, and is set mainly in the earlier years of the Wars of the Roses. It was released in January 2011. My latest novel, Her Highness, the Traitor, will be released in June 2012. Its heroines are Jane Dudley, Duchess of Northumberland, and Frances Grey, Duchess of Suffolk, who respectively were the mother-i
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I’m so pleased to welcome my friend Kathryn Warner for her new biography of Edward II. I’ve been looking forward to a book like this for years, and what better person than Kathryn to write it?


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Kathryn and I first met online a number of years ago, when I published my first novel, The Traitor’s Wife, about Eleanor de Clare, Edward II’s favorite niece and the wife of his favorite, Hugh le Despens...

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“Go to the devil Harry." I turned away, then looked back over my shoulder. "But you already have, haven't you?”
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“I was on the way to becoming a duchess, and I had made the Kingmaker angry. What more could a child of seven have accomplished in one day?”
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message 14: by Irina

Irina Thanks so much for accepting friendship! and On such a day I cannot not ask you - haven't you thought of writing a book on Henry Tudor and Elizabeth of York story? Maybe a short story - an episode from their lives? I think you can do them justice because their love story has been very poorly portrayed in fiction (maybe even screwed up by some…). I feel they deserve so much more respect!


message 13: by Susan

Susan Jane wrote: "A question! I'm reading Philippa Gregory's latest, covering the last few Plantagenets. In 1478 Edward, son of George, Duke of Clarence, is sent to Flanders for safety. In 1482 he's living with Anne..."

It was claimed at George's trial that George planned to send his son away, but I don't know of any evidence that he did. Edward became a ward of the crown after his father's death. Around 1480 (I'm not where I can check the date), he became the ward of the Marquis of Dorset and remained in his care until Richard seized power.


message 12: by Jane

Jane A question! I'm reading Philippa Gregory's latest, covering the last few Plantagenets. In 1478 Edward, son of George, Duke of Clarence, is sent to Flanders for safety. In 1482 he's living with Anne & Richard (soon III) and only 7. Somehow this doesn't feel consistent internally & with history I've read. Do you know anything about this?


message 11: by Susan

Susan Good morning, Christine!


message 10: by Susan

Susan Sarah, thanks! Sorry, I didn't see your comment earlier.


Christine Hatfield good morning


message 8: by Sarah

Sarah M Just bought two of your books The Stolen Crown, and the Queen of Last Hope. Cant wait to read them I hear they are very good!!


message 7: by Susan

Susan Orsolya wrote: "I had to mention that while at Barnes & Noble yesterday, I showed my boyfriend your books and that I converse with on here and he was impressed :)"

Thanks, Orsolya!


Orsolya I had to mention that while at Barnes & Noble yesterday, I showed my boyfriend your books and that I converse with on here and he was impressed :)


message 5: by Susan

Susan Samantha wrote: "Thanks for the add Susan. Not sure if you remember me but I emailed you some time ago regarding a certain lady during the reign of Edward VI/Protector Somerset :) I just wanted to thank you for you..."

Thanks, Samantha! Glad to have been of help!


message 4: by Susan

Susan Thanks, Sherrida!


Sherrida Woodley Thanks for "connecting." Your quotes give me a snippet of your writing which is immediately interesting. I'll be reading at least one of your books and giving one to a friend just returning from England.


Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi Susan and thanks so much for the friendship!
Blessings,
Jeannie


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