Margaret Campbell Barnes





Margaret Campbell Barnes

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Margaret Campbell Barnes was born in 1891 and died in 1962. She was the youngest of ten children born in the Sussex country side. By all accounts she lived a happy childhood and was eventually educated at small private schools in Paris and London.

The majority of her books were written between the 1940's and 1960's.

She married Peter Barnes in 1917, a furniture salesman, and the couple had two sons, Michael and John. Michael, a Royal Armoured Corps Lieutenant, was killed during WW II.

Over two million copies of Margaret's historical novels have been sold worldwide.

Her historical fiction has recently seen a renewed interest and her excellent writing and research outshines the majority of the "historical" books on the market today.


Average rating: 3.85 · 6,129 ratings · 389 reviews · 13 distinct works · Similar authors
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Brief Gaudy Hour: A Novel o...
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The Tudor Rose
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 1,548 ratings — published 1953 — 10 editions
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King's Fool: A Notorious Ki...
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 769 ratings — published 1959 — 13 editions
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Within the Hollow Crown: A ...
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 393 ratings — published 1947 — 11 editions
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The Passionate Brood
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 133 ratings — published 1945 — 13 editions
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Mary of Carisbrooke: The Gi...
3.43 of 5 stars 3.43 avg rating — 88 ratings — published 1971 — 11 editions
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Isabel the Fair
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 1957 — 9 editions
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With All My Heart
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 1951 — 5 editions
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The King's Bed
3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 1961 — 6 editions
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“When we are young we love our idealization of people, I suppose, and only as we grow older do we love them as they really are.”
Margaret Campbell Barnes, King's Fool: A Notorious King, His Six Wives, and the One Man Who Knew Their Secrets

“She is one of those people who have found serenity because they have never tried to dodge suffering.”
Margaret Campbell Barnes, My Lady of Cleves: A Novel of Henry VIII and Anne of Cleves

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