Queen, Jewel, Mistress is a collection of poems that journeys from Anglo-Saxon times to the present day. Every famous queen and many forgotten ones get a moment to speak with the reader. In the back of the book is a brief history of all the queens. To win an illustrated copy of my book just comment on this post and share with your history loving friends.

The queens in the sketches are Anne Boleyn and Ælfthryth, wife of King Edgar. Plus, a songbird for Eleanor of Provence…you will have to read the poem to know why!

I will choose a winner on 30th April. Good luck!



  1. Oh wow I woudl LOVE to win this! I am a huge Tudor buff and this is just amazing 🙂 I had a friend share it on my timeline and I will share with a few other good friends who love history too! Erika Messer, hopefuldelights1 (at) yahoo (dot) com.

  2. Oh wow.. this looks fantastic. I would love this book.. you just don’t get the same feelings with a kindle. Love love love this.. ❤

  3. I would love love LOVE to win this! The sketches are incredibly gorgeous. I need a little something to cheer me up since I can’t be at the Tower again this year for her 😦

  4. Ælfthryth is our sole example from the Anglo-Saxon period of a female advocate, a mediator between the subject – and in Ælfthryth’s case this was often a female subject – and royal authority, i.e. her husband. Her depiction as a wicked stepmother, guilty of adultery, witchcraft and murder has overshadowed her unique legal role. Your illustration captures her strength and famed beauty.

  5. Ann Boleyn was much maligned
    Her king was cruel and so unkind
    He married her for her sexual allure
    But he blamed her for HIS scrotal failure

    I’d absolutely love this book because I probably can’t afford it for a while and I’m so interested in it.

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