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Joanne Paul
Joanne Paul
Bestselling Tudor historian and author of The House of Dudley
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On my mind

I love writing and, in particular, historical writing. I was thrilled by the opportunity to write an epic narrative history in the form of The House of Dudley, and think a lot about creative literary ways to connect people with the past. I've just finished a biography of a well-known Tudor figure (who I've been working on for the better part of a decade!), and I am playing with a few other possible new projects, which include fiction, screenwriting and more. I love chatting about the craft of writing, stories from the past and the relevance of history today.

Why I'm excited to talk with readers

I love connecting with people who are as interested in history as I am and much prefer a Q&A discussion to giving a lecture or talk! These sorts of discussions are motivating, inspiring and necessary to a writing process which otherwise can be very isolating. Perhaps we'll have the opportunity to inspire each other to a deeper study of the past.

I’d especially love to hear from aspiring historians and writers, as well as fellow Canadians!

Looking forward to speaking,


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The House of Dudley

A New History of Tudor England

The Dudleys thrived at the court of Henry VII, but were sacrificed to the popularity of Henry VIII. Rising to prominence in the reign of Edward VI, the Dudleys lost it all by advancing Jane Grey to the throne over Mary I.That was until the reign of Elizabeth I, when the family were once again at the centre of power, and would do anything to remain there . . .With three generations of felled favourites, what was it that caused this family to keep rising so high and falling so low?Here, for the first time, is the story of England's Borgias, a noble house competing in the murderous game of musical chairs around the English throne. Witness cunning, adultery and sheer audacity from history's most brilliant, bold and skulduggerous family.

'A tour-de-force of Tudor history, as seen through the eyes of a family with a front-row view of almost every major political event in sixteenth-century England. Remarkable'

DAN JONES, bestselling author of POWER AND THRONES

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