Monday 17 December 2018

Actress Genevieve Bujold on 'Radio-Canada'

Genevieve Bujold discusses her career of over 50 years in a recent interview on 'Radio-Canada'. Click here to listen.

Wednesday 17 October 2018

Coming soon - 'Mary Queen of Scots'

Tuesday 21 August 2018

'The Turbulent Crown' now available as an audio book

I'm thrilled to announce that my book The Turbulent Crown (MadeGlobal Publishing, 2017) is now available as an audio book!

It is read in its entirety (over 22 hours) by talented voice artist Jennifer M. Dixon. An audio sample can be listened to by clicking here.

The audio book can be purchased at Tantor Media's web site or at Amazon

Reviews for the book can be found at Goodreads.



Monday 30 July 2018

A Recent Interview With Genevieve Bujold

Genevieve Bujold, laureate of the 2018 Governor General's Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement, interviewed on June 2, 2018 in Ottawa, Canada.

Friday 13 July 2018

'Mary Queen of Scots' trailer

Saturday 23 June 2018

Mary Queen of Scots vs Queen Elizabeth I - a parody

Until the Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie film comes out in December, enjoy this parody!

Monday 18 June 2018

A 'new' portrait of Elizabeth I

Art dealer Philip Mould with a recently discovered painting of a young Queen Elizabeth

Read about it at 'The Telegraph'.

Saturday 16 June 2018

Congratulations to Genevieve Bujold!

Congratulations to actress Genevieve Bujold for being one of the recipients of The Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards in her native Canada.

Ms. Bujold and others were honored by the Govenor General, Julie Payette, at a special ceremony in Ottawa this June.

The 2018 GGPAA recipients, including Genevieve Bujold (front row, second from left).

Genevieve Bujold at the awards gala

A musical tribute to Genevieve Bujold       

Friday 15 June 2018

'Anne of the Wicked Ways: Perceptions of Anne Boleyn as a Witch in History and in Popular Culture'

Anne Boleyn (by an Unknown Artist)


In life and in death, Anne Boleyn has always invited controversy. On the one hand, she was that ‘godly lady and queen’ under whom ‘the religion of Christ most happily flourished’. But to her detractors, Anne was the very ‘scandal of Christendom’. A prevailing view that commonly appears in both scholarly and popular texts is that Anne was either perceived in her time as a witch or was indeed a witch. However, this essay argues that such a perception is relatively recent - one created in the earlier part of the twentieth century, sustained by modern writers and historians, and in popular culture. It demonstrates that Anne was never regarded as such by her contemporaries or by those who were critical of her.

To read this paper, originally published in Parergon - Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (Inc.), [Volume 35, Number 1 (2018), pp. 97-118], please click here.

Sunday 27 May 2018

Janet Wertman's upcoming 'The Path to Somerset'

Janet Wertman, a fellow Tudorphile and author will be releasing her second book in 'The Seymour Saga' trilogy later this August.

Entitled The Path to Somerset, it looks to be a worthy sequel to Janet's earlier novel, the excellent Jane the Quene, which  I enjoyed immensely and highly recommend.

For more information, visit Janet's site at:

Thursday 3 May 2018

All in the Family

The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970): Anne Stallybrass as Jane Seymour, Keith Michell as Henry VIII, Dorothy Tutin as Anne Boleyn, and Annette Crosby as Catherine of Aragon

 Henry VIII and His Six Wives (1972): From bottom left clockwise - Jane Asher (Jane Seymour), Jenny Bos (Anne of Cleves), Frances Cuka (Catherine of Aragon), Charlotte Rampling (Anne Boleyn), Barbara Leigh-Hunt (Catherine Parr),  Lynne Frederick (Catherine Howard), and Keith Michell (Henry VIII)

The Prince and the Pauper (1996): Virginia Beare as Princess Mary, Philip Sarson as Prince Edward and Tom Canty, Keith Michell as Henry VIII, and Elizabeth Ann O'Brien as Princess Elizabeth

Monday 2 April 2018

An Exquisite Miniature of an Unknown Gentleman

From the Royal Collection.

Monday 26 February 2018

'The Turbulent Crown' on Goodreads

Thanks to the kind people at Goodreads for reviewing my book 'The Turbulent Crown'!

For more information about it or to purchase, click here.

Wednesday 17 January 2018

Queen Bette

Actress Bette Davis (1908-1989) was evidently fond of Queen Elizabeth I as seen in this Christmas season photo taken in her Hollywood home in the early 1980's. Framed portraits of Elizabeth can be seen on the left.

Photo taken from the collection of Bette Davis' former personal assistant Kathryn Sermak

Davis played Elizabeth I twice on screen: 'The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex' (1939) and 'The Virgin Queen' (1955).