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Samantha Wilcoxson

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Sharon Kay Penman, CJ Sansom, Charlotte Bronte, Edith Wharton

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Writer of historical fiction and sufferer of wanderlust, Samantha strives to reveal the deep emotions and motivations of historical figures, enabling readers to connect with them in a unique way. Samantha is an American writer with British roots and proud mother of three amazing young adults. She can frequently be found lakeside with a book in one hand and glass of wine in the other.

Currently in the works: Women of the American Revolution, published by Pen & Sword, September 2022, and But One Life: The Story of Nathan Hale, available June 2022.

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Samantha Wilcoxson Hi Jodi. I love reviewing books, and it's always nice to hear that somebody enjoys reading them. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to tell Eli…moreHi Jodi. I love reviewing books, and it's always nice to hear that somebody enjoys reading them. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to tell Elizabeth of York's story and hope that I have done her justice.

So many wonderful books exist on the Plantagenets and the Wars of the Roses! Of course, I highly recommend anything by Sharon Kay Penman. If you are looking for a lesser known take on the Wars of the Roses, I would recommend David Pilling's White Hawk series. It is gritty, realistic, and takes a strong Lancastrian point of view which sets it apart from many others.

In terms of nonfiction, I appreciate books that are factual while still easily accessible and readable. Some great examples are Bertram Fields' Royal Blood, Dan Jones' Plantagenets and Wars of the Roses (Hollow Crown in UK), and Desmond Seward's Last White Rose. Ian Mortimer's Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England is not about royalty but gives a great feeling of what it was like to live during the Plantagenet era.

I hope this helps and look forward to hearing what you think of Plantagenet Princess, Tudor Queen!(less)
Samantha Wilcoxson Hi, Julie. I am thrilled that you are eager for the release of Plantagenet Princess, Tudor Queen! The reason you are not finding my story of Elizabeth…moreHi, Julie. I am thrilled that you are eager for the release of Plantagenet Princess, Tudor Queen! The reason you are not finding my story of Elizabeth of York is that it has not yet been released. Currently, beta readers are busily providing me with helpful feedback, and I am looking forward to an August release.

I have read a few of Chadwick's novels and have several more on my shelf. Her story of William Marshall is well loved by many! She is a skilled author who I hope I can compare favorably with. Thank you for your interest in my writing! (less)
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“The vile John Morton, who was now Archbishop of Canterbury, had created a process of extortion known as “Morton’s Fork.” If a man was well off, he had plenty to share with his king. If he had little, he was adept at getting along on less and could give to the king.”
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“The queen straightened her back and tilted her head back ever so slightly, giving power to her husband’s troops through her own regality.”
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message 1: by Jill

Jill Thank you for your friendship here on GRs, Samantha. I see that you like reading about English history and wonder if you have read Phillipa Gregory's books.


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