Judith Arnopp's novels are set during the War of the Roses and the Tudor era. They focus on women like Margaret Beaufort, Elizabeth of York, Anne Boleyn, and Mary Tudor.
She has a Master's degree in medieval studies and a BA in English and creative writing from the University of Wales, making Historical Fiction the only obvious career choice.
She lives on the coast of West Wales with her husband, John, and now her family have flown the nest, she writes full time from her home overlooking Cardigan Bay.
Her first three books were set in the Anglo Saxon period but since switching to the Tudor era her career has flourished and she now has twelve books in her catalogue, the thirteenth due for publication early in 2021. All books are available on Kindle and in paperback, some are on Audible.
Judith also writes non-fiction, her work features in several anthologies and magazines.
You can find more information on www.judithmarnopp.com and follow her blog on http://juditharnoppnovelist.blogspot.com. She is also on Facebook, Instagram and twitter.
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'Superbly inventive insight into the mind of one of our most famous monarchs' - Deborah Swift: award winning author
Finally free of Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII is now married to Anne Boleyn, and eagerly awaits the birth of his son. In a court still reeling from the royal divorce and amid growing resentment against church reform, Henry must negotiate widespread resentment toward Anne. But his lifelong dreams of a son to cement his Tudor bloodline are shattered when Anne is delivered of a daughter.
Burying his disappointment, Henry focuses on getting her with child again, but their marriage is volatile and, as Henry faces personal bereavement and discord at court, Anne’s enemies are gathering. When the queen miscarries of a son, and Henry suffers a life-threatening accident, his need for an heir becomes vital. Waiting in the wings is Jane Seymour, a lady-in-waiting, who offers the king respite from Anne’s fiery passions.
But, when Anne falls foul of her former ally, Thomas Cromwell, and the king is persuaded that Anne has made him a cuckold, Henry strikes out and the queen falls beneath the executioner’s sword, taking key players in Henry’s household with her.
Jane Seymour, stepping up to replace the fallen queen, quickly becomes pregnant. Delighted with his dull but fertile wife, Henry’s spirits rise even further when the prince is born safely. At last, Henry has all he desires, but even as he celebrates, fate is preparing to deliver one more staggering blow.
The virile young prince is now a damaged middle-aged man, disappointed in those around him but most of all in himself. As the king’s optimism diminishes, his intractability increases, and soon the wounded lion will begin to roar.
The story continues in Book Three: A Matter of Time, the Dying of the Light
"Riveting. This is Henry from beyond the grave in all his passionate complexity" Elizabeth St John - author of The Godmother's Secret
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