English Historical Fiction Authors: The Marriage of George Villiers, First Duke of Buckingham and Lady Katherine Manners

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Many readers have asked about George Villiers, The Duke of Buckingham, who was responsible for so much mayhem in my book. Although well known for being the favorite of King James, and later, BFF with his son, Charles I, Buckingham was also a ladies’ man.

This is an excellent background article about the “other” George Villiers.

English Historical Fiction Authors: The Marriage of George Villiers, First Duke of Buckingham and Lady Katherine Manners

English Historical Fiction Authors: “The Six Lady St.Johns”

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I recently was asked to contribute an article to the English Historical Fiction Authors blog, and very much enjoyed writing the “back story” to The Lady of the Tower. We writers always have trouble saying goodbye to our research, let alone whole chunks of our writing, so it was a great opportunity to air out the facts behind the novel.  When you read of the lives of “The Six Lady St.Johns” I think you’ll find why I found their stories so fascinating and felt compelled to write The Lady of the Tower. This beautiful photograph is of Lydiard House, Wiltshire, where the six sisters were born in the late 1500s.

http://englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.com/2016/05/the-six-lady-stjohns-and-their.html