Recent Posts

  • Welcome to My Blog!

    Walking... and thinking

    I would like to welcome my readers to the blog I will be keeping in support of my two novels.   In my bi-weekly articles, I plan to focus in large measure on the problems and issues I faced as I… Read More ›

  • The Queen is Dead. Long Live the King!

    Queen Elizabeth II

    As those of you who have read the bio on my website know, I first became fascinated with Great Britain and its monarchy when Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne in 1952.  I was then at a very impressionable… Read More ›

  • Buckingham

    Henry Stafford

    The time has come to address the “elephant in the room,” Henry Stafford, the 2nd Duke of Buckingham, and his relationship with King Richard III.  It is the most crucial relationship in The Protector and is the reason I wrote… Read More ›

  • Duchess Kate

    Katherine Woodville

    No, I am not talking about that “Duchess Kate,” the former Catherine Middleton who is married to Prince William and in line to become Queen of England one day.  The Duchess Kate of this posting was born Katherine Woodville in… Read More ›

  • The Brothers Stanley

    Lord Thomas Stanley

    With this post, I am taking a break from discussing the women of The Protector to talk about Margaret Beaufort’s third husband, Thomas, Lord Stanley, and his younger brother Sir William. Both were major participants in the Wars of the… Read More ›

  • My Lady the King’s Mother

    Margaret Beaufort

    Margaret Beaufort is without doubt one of the most influential women of the fifteenth century.  She is also, at least in my opinion, one of history’s most fascinating characters.  She may not have been the first woman to claim the… Read More ›