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My fiction re-imagines the great political dramas that marked the history of the Holy Roman Empire in the middle ages, blending fact and fiction, romance, politics, and mystery to cast in a fresh light the women who changed Europe at the turn of the first millennium.

My debut novel Lotharingia collected the Gold Medal for World Historical Fiction in the HFC Book of the Year 2021 Contest, was shortlisted for the 2020 Page Turner Awards, and is a 2022 Historical Novel Society Editor's Choice. It reached the Amazon Best Seller no. 1 spot in multiple categories in the UK, Canada, and Australia.

Since childhood, I have devoured every tome of medieval history I could lay my hands on. After spending too long in a corporate career, I have taken redun
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Lara Byrne The sequel to Lotharingia, provisionally entitled The Road to Canossa
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The making of an unlikely leader. Matilde of Tuscany's childhood

Not much is known about Matilde/a of Tuscany's birth. The year was 1046, but the

day and place are uncertain. Mantova, Lucca, Canossa, even Ferrara have been proposed by different scholars and researchers.

The lack of precise information is probably unsurprising as Matilde was a third-born, hence destined for the cloisters, and it took unimaginable twists of fate - and the resolve of her mother, t

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"Matilda of Tuscany was one of the most powerful women in Italy during the eleventh century. She was a warrior of the pope who fought against Henry IV, the Holy Roman emperor. She was one of the three women to be buried in St. Peter’s Basilica. This n" Read more of this review »
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