5 Frightening Reads for Halloween!

Halloween is just around the corner so here are some ghoulish books to get your into the spooky spirit!

An evening with Philippa Gregory : The King's Curse

British author Philippa Gregory delighted a packed auditorium last night in Toronto, as she spoke about the way she writes historical fiction, her views on Henry VIII, and the travails of going on tour.

INTERVIEW: Antonia Hodgson

My interview with brilliant Georgian writer, Antonia Hodgson.

What went wrong with Henry VIII?

Henry VIII

Nancy Bilyeau takes a look at two recent books about King Henry VIII – Blood Will Tell: A Medical Explanation of the Tyranny of Henry VIII, and Henry VIII: the Life and Rule of England’s Nero

BOOK REVIEW: The Devil in the Marshalsea by Antonia Hodgson

My review of the fantastic new thriller by Antonia Hodgson: The Devil in the Marshalsea.

Did being a shareholder transform Shakespeare’s writing?

Shakespeare’s experience as a shareholder in a theatre company transformed the way he wrote characters, an English literature expert has claimed.

Wicked Women of Tudor England: Queens, Aristocrats, Commoners

This fascinating and occasionally salacious historical study delves into the lives of six Tudor women celebrated for their reputed wickedness.

The Damnation Of John Donellan

In August 1780 Sir Theodosius Boughton, a dissolute Old Etonian twenty-year-old and heir to a Warwickshire fortune, died in painful convulsions after taking his medicine. The following year after an inquest and trial which became a cause celebre, his brother-in-law, Captain John’Diamond’Donellan, Irish soldier of fortune and man about town, was tried for his murder

When stealing corpses was popular – new book explores body-snatching in Early Modern England

Corpses sold for dissection by body snatchers helped improve understanding of how the human body worked, according to a new book that brings together archaeological evidence from their remains.

Hot Holiday Reads!

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