Archives for March 2019

Agnes Sorel – The First Official Royal Mistress

Aah.. the French really knew how to do royal mistresses didn’t they? It was the French that first made having an official royal mistress ‘a thing’. The maitresse-en-titre was the recognised chief mistress of the monarch. It had to start somewhere, with someone. And that someone is the subject of my latest post in my…

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Brandon – Tudor Knight by Tony Riches

Brandon – Tudor Knight by Tony Riches Publication Date: December 3, 2018 Preseli Press eBook; ASIN: B07L3YGBWJ Genre: Historical/Tudor/Biographical     From the author of the international bestselling Tudor Trilogy comes a true story of adventure, courtly love and chivalric loyalty. Handsome, charismatic and a champion jouster, Sir Charles Brandon is the epitome of a…

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Review: Women’s Suffrage in Wales by Lisa Tippings

The stars have aligned on the Hisdoryan blog. It’s officially Women’s History Month. It’s also Welsh History Month on the blog. And I’ve just finished reading Women’s Suffrage in Wales by Lisa Tipping. The timing is perfect for a review. I’ve always been into Women’s History, and I’m so glad the field of study is…

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Cover Reveal – Shakespeare’s Witch by Samantha Grosser

Shakespeare’s Witch by Samantha Grosser Publication Date: March 20, 2019 Sam Grosser Books Genre: Historical Fiction     Love, Witchcraft, Sorcery, Madness. A fortune told … When Sarah Stone foresees Will Shakespeare’s latest play has opened doors to evil, she begs the playwright to abandon it. But Will refuses, aware the play is one of…

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30 Fascinating Historical Facts You Should Know About Powys

If you haven’t already seen the many announcements across my numerous social media channels, I am here to tell you that March is Welsh History Month on the Hisdoryan blog. If you’ve been following me for a while you will know I am a proud Cymraes who studied Welsh History at university. That may have been…

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