April 12, 2011

Live Author Chat and “George and the Dragon”

Passages to the Past is having a Live Author Chat from tonight 6:30 - 7:30 pm EST with Christy English on her latest novel To Be Queen: A Novel of the Early Life of Eleanor of Aquitaine. Though this novel predates the Tudors, I thought it might be of interest to some of you. Amy is also giving away two signed copies of the novel!
Check it out here.
I ran across a very interesting novel today titled The Dragon's Tail. According to this article, the novel follows the trail of Raphael's famous painting, George and the Dragon, from its first owner to the last. Originally, the painting was commissioned by the Duke Guidobaldo da Montefeltro of Urbino as a present for King Henry VII after being made a Knight of the Garter. The story follows the painting's turbulent journey through history from the Tudor dynasty to the modern era.
Be sure to read about this fascinating book here.

Catherine of Aragon: Henry VIII's Spanish Queen is now out in paperback. Read more about it here.

Review for The Wars of the Roses by Michael Hicks.

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