• Cast the First Stone

    Well, there was a slight Covid-related delay, but I’m now pleased to say that – thanks to the hard work of the team at the History Press – my new book, Cast the First Stone, has been published. It’s November 1217 and we meet up with Edwin again following his return home from the war. He is reunited with his wife, Alys, and hoping that life is going to be more peaceful from now on. Unfortunately, this does not turn out to be the case … Cast the First Stone is available from online bookshops (and physical ones as they re-open!). Further details are on the publisher website.

  • Matilda paperback

    My advance copies of the paperback of Matilda have arrived – and don’t they look great? The book will be published in the UK and the USA on 11 February, and copies can be pre-ordered any time before that.

  • New book deal!

    I’m very happy to say that I have recently signed a contract with Yale University Press for a new book entitled Two Dynasties. This will tell the story of the two intertwined families who ruled France and England in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. It’s a period full of interesting characters, including some of the great ‘celebrities’ of medieval history, but also some lesser-known characters who played pivotal roles in the history of their kingdoms. There will be war and peace, battles and treaties, murders and marriages, but most of all there will be people, because this is the story of two families and their many members. To be published…

  • Gloucester History Festival

    I’ll be speaking about Matilda at Gloucester History Festival on 16 September. Get your tickets while they’re hot! https://gloucesterhistoryfestival.co.uk/events/matilda-empress-queen-warrior/

  • Hay Festival 2019

    I had a great time talking about Matilda at the Hay Festival on 28 May. Many thanks to all who came along and engaged brilliantly, and to all those who came to speak to me and/or buy a book afterwards.