Category Archives: Tudor Times

Historical novels in the Library?

This post is directed specifically at the Historians, Librarians and Archivists group and The Writer’s Group on LinkedIn to ask a question of expert group members. My novel was published on 1st October this year and although it is a … Continue reading

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Henry VIII – Birthday boy and psychopath

Henry VIII – Birthday boy and psychopath Well, it was the birthday of Henry VIII the other day, 28th June. He was born in 1491. By a strange juxtaposition of events I also read, the same day, that some recent … Continue reading

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Falling from Grace

The following is an extract from my novel “Captain Cobbler” which is due to be published later this year (target date – October 1st 2013)… Nicholas Melton, my namesake, became Captain Cobbler in 1536, but this extract isa glimpse into … Continue reading

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Cast of Characters

Dramatis Personae In order of appearance   Real People Catherine (Catalina) of Aragon – daughter of Isabella and Ferdinand – eventually Queen of England as Henry Vlll’s first wife. Arthur, Prince of Wales – Son of Henry Tudor and Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Publishing Puff

Publishing Puff Keith Melton’s new novel is a “Tour de force” extending from the bloody, treacherous ending of the Plantagenet dynasty when young Lancastrian upstart, Henry Tudor killed the nasty Richard lll in the Battle of Bosworth Field through to … Continue reading

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The novel is finished…!

hello again, my 18xGreat Nephew Keith tells me he has finished writing what he calls a Novel about the activities of 1536 in Louth and I have now had a read of what he has written, he certainly seems to … Continue reading

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Captain Cobbler says Hello

Ummm …HELLO, I seem to have awakened after a long sleep. My mind and thoughts are still in 1536 but the date on this odd screen in front of me seems to suggest it is really nearly 500 years later… … Continue reading

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