Once a Queen: A Story of Elizabeth Woodville by Samantha Wilcoxson

A small handful of months ago, author Samantha Wilcoxson gave us a novella of the formidable Margaret Beaufort as part of her Plantagenet Embers series.  This next novella features her equal and opposite number in the House of York, Elizabeth Woodville: The White Queen, as she's sometimes known.  As Woodville is the mother of Elizabeth … Continue reading Once a Queen: A Story of Elizabeth Woodville by Samantha Wilcoxson

Bosworth 1485: Psychology of a Battle by Michael Jones

My recent dives into William Shakespeare's historical plays revolving around the Wars of the Roses has nudged me to dig a little deeper into the grand finale of that civil war: the Battle of Bosworth.  On August 22, 1485, the war between Lancaster and York ended with the death of Richard III, and the crowning … Continue reading Bosworth 1485: Psychology of a Battle by Michael Jones

Queen of Martyrs: The Story of Mary I by Samantha Wilcoxson

This review was written February 22 upon finishing an uncorrected ARC proof of Queen of Martyrs.  By request, I have postponed the review until April 13, one day following the release of this book. Full disclosure with apology to the author: I am friends with Samantha Wilcoxson, and I had an unreasonably heavy hand in pushing her … Continue reading Queen of Martyrs: The Story of Mary I by Samantha Wilcoxson

Henry V

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more, Or close the wall up with our English dead! In peace there’s nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility; But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger: Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood. … Continue reading Henry V

Book Updates

It's been a while since I offered some behind the scenes updates, so I figure I'm due.  This time, it's all about books.  Mostly about books.  Read on if you're interested, and you'll get the idea. I'm privileged to be a beta reader for Samantha Wilcoxson's upcoming historical fiction novel, Queen of Martyrs: The Story of … Continue reading Book Updates